News Africa: Police arrests 42-year-old man with human skull

Police arrests 42-year-old man with human skull
A 42 year old man, Valentine Ezeogu, has been apprehended by the police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with a human skull in Wuye area of Abuja.
This was made known by the commissioner of police in the territory, Mr Bala Ciroma, while briefing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, NAN reports
Ciroma noted that the suspect, who was arrested on Jan. 8 by operatives on patrol after a tip-off around Finance Quarters in Wuye, was carrying the exhibit in a polythene bag.
He said the suspect who claimed to be a gardener and lived in an uncompleted building was also caught with charms.
He said that the suspect would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
In a related development, Ciroma said operatives of the command had arrested five robbery suspects after foiling an attempt to rob residents of a house in Gwarinpa area of Abuja.
He said the suspects were arrested on Dec. 15 after a distress call.
The suspects are: 26 years old Abubakar Saidu, leader of the gang was arrested at the scene, 30 years old, Abdulrahaman Usman, and Ibrahim Isa who is a 23 year old lad, also Abbas Muhammed a 20 year old young adult and 42 years old Gambo Ibrahim.
He explained that four of the suspects who were initially at large were later arrested by detectives from their hideouts.
“The suspects in their statements claimed that firearms used for their robbery operations were procured for them to guard a filling station in Kwali, Abuja,“ he said.
He said exhibits recovered from the suspects included: three pump actions and 35 rounds of live cartridges.
Ciroma added that investigation was on-going and the suspects would be arraigned in court soon.
He said the command also arrested some robbery suspects at Yangoji, Kwali, Nyanya, Jabi and Orozo area of the territory.

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