A Wanted but fleeing Suspected Illicit Drug and Armed Robbery Suspect , Christian Clifford, whose notorious robbery gang is said to have been terrorising residents in Abuja and other neighboring States for some time now, is cooling off his heels at the Police detention facility.
The 27 years old suspected member of a dreaded armed robbery gang ,who claimed to have repented and stopped robbery ,had twice escaped with handcuffs from the grips of police and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) Operatives
The suspect was said to have been arrested by a combined team of the Intelligent Response Team (I RT ) , on 22nd September 2021 , at an undisclosed hotel in the Kubwa area of the nation’s capital
In his confessional statement to the police team after his arrest , the suspect opened up that he had robbed at different points in Abuja metropolis and Keffi in Nassarawa State and also that he had earlier jumped from Police vehicle in one of his travails in Police net upon being taken to court for arraignment.
He claimed to be an indegene of Plateau State but was born in Takum, Taraba state , where his parents raised him and his siblings before he relocated to Abuja
On the locations where he had robbed victims, the suspect said that he alongside three other gang members had robbed a family in Jos road Keffi and one other house at Karu area of Abuja, where they stole a laptop and were later arrested .
The suspect said that he has stopped participating in armed robbery activities and that he is now a registered photographer with the National Centre for Women Develpoment
He also cofessed to have robbed a family of the sum of eighteen million naira , some phones and other items at Jos road in Keffi Nassarawa State in 2015
Clifford also told the police that he escaped from the custody of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad ,after a stolen phone was tracked to him.
He claimed to have bought the phone in question from a friend ,who allegedly introduced him to robbery, but police investigations revealed that the phone and others, were stolen during a robbery operation at the GSM village Wuse Abuja .
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while commending security operatives for the unrelenting fight against violent crimes in the country, assured citizens of the commitment of the Force to improving public safety and security and upholding law and order in the country