4 kidnap suspects in military uniform in Police net - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, May 26, 2024

4 kidnap suspects in military uniform in Police net

The Suspects

Police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested four suspects in military uniform and rescued some victims over the recurring kidnaps in the state. 

Public Spokesperson, Akwa Ibom Command, ASP Timfon John, who disclosed this on Sunday, noted that the development followed the command's response to a distress call on Friday reporting a kidnap an incident at Utang Street by Gibbs in Uyo, the state capital.

John's statement reads, "The Command's Anti-Robbery Squad immediately swung into action and mobilized to the scene where four suspects namely, Abdulkarem Yusuf 'm', Yusuf Waziri 'm', Inbinabo Sunny Iboroma 'm' and Abdulrahman Abbas 'm' were arrested. 

"Preliminary investigations revealed the suspects had earlier kidnapped one Abraham Ekpe at Ring Road 3, Opposite Cemetery. The gang members were arrested while on verge of kidnapping one "Richie", to friend of their victim (Abraham Ekpe). Their plan was to take them to Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State. 

"Further investigation revealed they had demanded a ransom of five million naira from their victim but he could not pay, prompting them to also kidnap his friend. The victims were all rescued successfully and have been reunited with their families.

"One red colour Honda Accord car with registration number BJ 615 ABC, one handcuff, one dagger were recovered. The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

"Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom Command, CP Waheed Ayilara, has reiterated the Command's unwavering commitment to making Akwa Ibom inhabitable for criminals. He admonished the public to report any suspicious act or movement to the Police."

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