The strong arm of law has nabbed 6 suspected criminals allegedly connected to the kidnapping of judge’s wife in Cross River State.
The Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Cross River command has announced the arrest of six(6) kidnappers involved in kidnapping Mrs. Ekwele Ignatius Agube, who is the wife of Justice Ignatius Agube of the Court of Appeal.
According to the Commissioner of Police recently deployed to the state, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh, the suspects were arraigned alongside other 28 suspected of other crimes.
The CP also disclosed that the kidnappers were responsible for killing an aid of the said Mrs. Agube while carrying out their heinous deed which saw to her hostility for 15 days.
Briefing newsmen in Calabar, CP Abdulkadir said two locally made Pistols were recovered during the arrest and the suspects arrested confessed to having kidnapped Mrs. Ekwele Ignatius Agube and many other innocent citizens in Cross River State.
Abubakar also disclosed that he has recorded tremendous success in the few days he had stayed in the command, noting that he has nabbed 34 criminals so far.
A breakdown of the suspects paraded showed 10 on armed robbery, 6 on kidnapping, 6 on cultism, 5 on murder, 3 on sea pirates, 2 on rape and one each on Unlawful possession of firearm and drug vendor.
He said that the command has strategized and mapped out an onslaught on cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping and other social vices across the state and will never renege on these no matter whose ox is gored.
According to him, “the Command will not stop soliciting the support of Traditional Institutions, Religious leaders, Youths/Community leaders, Civil Liberty Organizations and the Political class to join hand with the Police to fight these hydra-headed monsters that tend to shatter the peace of the state.”
The Commissioner of Police further disclosed the names of the six suspects connected to the kidnapping.
The suspects are NseNse Otu Bassey (aka The Lion, the gang leader), Edet Ebe (29 years), Christopher Effaeyo (28 years), Bassey Effiong (30 years), Etim Effiong (30 years), Louis Otu Bassey (35 years).
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