By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
Following intelligence reports of suspected criminal activities at the Art and Crafts Village, the permanent site of the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja, the police have moved on a full-scale operation leading to the arrest of over 92 suspected criminals,
recovery of a Barreta rifle and weed substance believed to be Indian hemp.
The raid was carried out over the weekend by men attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Federal Capital Territory Command, (FCT), saying it has become necessary to raid the site of criminal elements that have been terrorizing the nation’s capital while using NCAC permanent site as hideout.
According to information from the SARS Division, the suspects are currently in police custody awaiting further investigation and possible prosecution while assuring that upon completion of investigations, those found to be innocent will be set free in accordance with the law.
The report said that ,the operation is part of efforts by the Nigeria Police to constantly fight crime within and outside the FCT by massively reducing the spate of armed robbery, serial car snatching, incidences of kidnapping and other unwholesome activities going on in the FCT and the country by extension.
Recall that ,the Director-General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe since assuming duty last year has been making spirited efforts along with the police to sanitize the Arts and Crafts Village thereby maximizing the purpose for which it was established by the Federal Government.