Men of the FCT Police Command have arrested two suspected armed robbers, who usually rob motorists along National Hospital in Abuja.
A victim, Mrs. Ngozi Agu, told our reporter that last week Wednesday, her mother who was sick for a week was referred to the National Hospital and at about 9p.m. and that on their way to the hospital, they were attacked.
She said as soon as they got to the junction, two men with guns suspected to be pump action gun blocked the road.
“My brother who was carrying my mother stopped, I didn’t know what was going on as I also stopped, then they flashed their torchlight and asked us where we were going to, we told them our predicaments. Initially we thought they were policemen, but when we didn’t see any police van, I suspected that they might be armed robbers,” she narrated.
Mrs. Ngozi said that she initially thought that they would allow them proceed as they saw the condition of their mum but one of them jumped inside her car and grabbed her handbag and started ransacking it.
The victim said she told him that the money she had was meant for her mother’s hospital costs but the robbers took the money, her phones and her jewelries.
According to her, the other man with torch was also robbing the car where her mother was, threatening to kill her brother if he made any noise.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Anjuguri Manza, confirmed the report and said they received a report that hoodlums usually hibernate around the National Hospital junction by Sky Lak Pharmacy waiting for unsuspecting members of the public.
He said based on the series of reports they get, the command strategized and in the process, arrested one Peter Onyebuchi and one Bolivia Charles.
The PPRO said the suspects have been transferred to the command’s Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for discreet investigation.