By John Ighodaro
CALABAR â€” Armed men, in the early hours of Sunday, broke into the apartment of the regional correspondent of the Nation Newspapers, Mr. Kunle Johnson, in Calabar and robbed him of items worth thousands of Naira.
According to Mr. Johnson, the seven-man armed robbery gang had come to his residence at about 2.30 a.m. and remained in the apartment for well over one hour unhindered.
By the time the robbers left the apartment, Mr. Johnsonâ€™s HP Pavillion lap-top, two Nokia handsets and 37 thousand Naira had gone with them.
The robbers, according to him, also went into his kitchen, helped themselves to his soup and also drank some bottles of malt in his fridge before leaving the apartment.
His words: â€œThe robbers armed with AK-47 rifles and pistols scaled the high fence bordering the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, side of the road into the compound.
â€œThey then broke down the burglary proof on my kitchen door. How they did that, I do not know. That was how they entered my apartment.
â€œInside the kitchen, they took time and forced the kitchen door open, headed straight to my bedroom where two other armed robbers pushed my window open and asked me to go and open the bedroom door.â€
â€œAfter following their instructions, they quickly tied my hands and legs and robbed me of about N37 cash, my HP Pavilion lap top (Notebook), and 2 Nokia handsetsâ€.
Mr. Johnson said the robbers turned his apartment upside down as they searched for more valuables to take away.
He said his neighbours who got to know about the operation, alerted the police who arrived the scene after the robbers had left.