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Olufunke Omotuyi Police Commissioner says suspects have been arrested

He said that investigation was being conducted in all the recent murder cases in the territory.

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The FCT police command has arrested some suspects in connection with the murder of Mrs Olufunke Omotuyi, acting Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and Sunday Yusuf.

Omotuyi and Yusuf, a former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, were murdered on June 13 and June 9 at their residences in Apo and Wuse Zone 5, Area of the FCT respectively.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Alkali Usman, made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen.

He said that investigation was being conducted in all the recent murder cases in the territory.

``All the cases are under investigation; arrest have been made, but we have not been able to link our suspects at hand to the crimes.

``There are instances where we have some people taken into custody to assist in investigation process, for all the crimes you have mentioned,``he said.

In a related development, the commissioner said that the command had arrested 23 suspects for armed robbery and car snatching.

He made the statement on Monday in Abuja while presenting the suspects to newsmen.

He said that among those arrested were Ndubisi Uzor, 28 years, who resides at Apo village, Emeka Eze, 32 years who resides at Orozo, Ahmed Abubakar and Michael Eze.

Usman said that items recovered from the suspects included, one Makrov pistol with No. b02472, one Krafirtin magnum 9 mm Beretta pistol with No. 107198 and 30 rounds of live ammunition.

He said that the suspects were arrested following the timely intervention of men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), who were investigating a case of armed robbery transferred from Gwarinpa area of the FCT.

``Following a search conducted in the house of one of the suspects, Ndubisi Uzor, the above mentioned arms and ammunitions were recovered,``he said.

The commissioner said that the syndicate which operated around Gwarimpa and Wuse axis specialised in car snatching and robbery

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