15-year-old boy in police net over alleged attempt to kidnap students in Niger

A teenage pupil of Neighborhood Secondary Faculty, Ikot Ewa, in Akpabuyo native authorities space of Cross River State and 12 different alleged criminals have been paraded by the Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiri Kayode Akande.

Parading the suspects on Friday, the Commissioner of Police mentioned on 11/02/2021 at about 1420hrs, one CSP Eni Aharanwa, the Coordinator of joint Border Patrol, South-South Zone 7, Calabar, handed over Promise Idorenyin, a 17-year-old feminine and Okon Effiong, 38 years outdated male suspected cultists to the Police.

He mentioned “The 17-year-old SS 11 Scholar of Neighborhood Secondary Faculty, Ikot Ewa, Akpabuyo, had in her college bag, a domestically made double barrel pistol which was found by the Precept of her Faculty.

The younger suspect allegedly admitted that the mentioned firearm was given to her by her boyfriend of Abasi Effiom Village in Akpabuyo

On the arrest of three suspected vandals and the restoration {of electrical} installations, the Commissioner mentioned on twenty ninth of January, Emmanuel Enok ‘M’ aged 20, Augustine Okpaya Ogabor ‘m’ aged 23 years and Billya Surag ‘m; aged 20 years had been arrested by youths of the neighborhood after that they had efficiently reduce an armoured cable measuring roughly twenty-five (25) toes from a transformer.

Commissioner defined that on eleventh of February 2021 at about 1700hrs, whereas appearing on credible intelligence, the operatives from the Division of Operations whereas on routine cease and search alongside Odukpani-Calabar Freeway, apprehended three suspects, particularly: Etim Etim Bassey ‘m’ Edidiong Sunday ‘m’, Okon Asuquo Okon ‘m?

“Upon search, Fifty-seven (57) rounds of seven.6MM reside ammunition had been recovered from their possession and investigations have commenced to unravel their supply and presumably arrest different accomplices.

On the rescue of kidnap victims, the Commissioner mentioned on February, seventeenth 2021, at about 1705hrs mixed groups of Operatives cordoned a hideout of 1 infamous kidnapper and cultist popularly referred to as Romans ‘m’ at No. 24C Faculty Highway, Satellite tv for pc City, Calabar and rescued one Endurance Aniedi Egbara,

“Throughout the course of 4 (4) suspects sustained numerous levels of gunshot accidents in an try and evade arrest. They had been confirmed useless within the Hospital. Objects recovered from them embody: Three (3) domestically made pistols with three reside cartridges, charms, amulets, two bottles of concoction, one pack substance suspected to be cocaine, one Itel Telephone, three (3) sim playing cards, Paperwork of a automobile with Registration No. CAL 932 TC utilized by the abductors. Investigation is ongoing

On the arrest of one other suspected cultist, assassin and kidnapper, CP Akande mentioned on 18 February 2021, at about 0949hts, one Edet Ekpo Eyo m’ aged 38yrs was arrested by way of credible data by the Anti-Cultism/kidnapping Squad (ACKS).

The suspect has been on the Police and State Authorities needed listing for a number of instances of Homicide, Armed Theft, Kidnapping, and Cultism. He confessed to being a member of AXE Males Confraternity and has made some helpful data that may assist the Police on the reason for investigation, the CP mentioned.

“In a bid to revive peace and social order at Marina Resort Calabar, main Stakeholders and Youths within the space had been engaged in significant discussions by the Command, on the necessity to shun violence, confrontation, bitterness and fairly embrace dialogue as a Veritable instrument for battle decision which is Different Dispute Decision (ADR) in resolving the mentioned dispute.

“That is one among different battle administration conferences settled within the State The CP mentioned the hunt for human and technological technique of policing has come to the limelight in addressing crimes/criminalities globally, nationally and internally, Cross River State inclusive.

“It’s on the above, the Command adopted new safety methods with the introduction of digital units, (Drone), proactive intelligence-led policing taking cognizance of the geographical location of the State” he acknowledged.

In a chat with DAILY POST, shortly after the parade, Okon Effiong who was arrested alongside Promise, the 17-year pupil caught in possession of a gun, mentioned {the teenager} is his girlfriend and that he had slept together with her many instances.

He additionally admitted possession of the gun, which he mentioned he purchased for N7000 and had given it to his girlfriend to take to a blacksmith as a result of it was not functioning effectively.

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