The Police Command in Cross River on Thursday presented before journalists one Ms Hope Usang, 25, suspected of leasing arms for robbery operations in Calabar.
Mr Hafiz Inuwa, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who briefed newsmen on the activities of the command on Thursday, also presented 21 other suspects, who alongside Usang, were arrested at different locations.
Inuwa said that Usang was arrested on the Feb. 24, 2017, following armed robbery attack on one Paschal Bisong in Calabar.
According to him, after Paschal had complained to the Police about the attack, his men swung into action and arrested two suspects, Emmanuel Edet-Etim and Idoreying Usa.
Inuwa said that after a thorough Police investigation, the suspects confessed that they got the arms from Usang.
“When my men stormed Usang’s house, they recovered two revolver pistols, one long revolver gun with four rounds of ammunition, one berretta pistol, one locally made pistol among others.” The commissioner said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
He said that the suspects would be charged for various offences — armed robbery, rape, kidnapping, murder, cultism and illegal possession of fire arms, among others.
In her reaction, Usang told newsmen in an interview that the guns belong to her boyfriend, who is a student but she refused to mention his name and his whereabouts.
“The guns belong to my boyfriend who is a student. I never knew that he was keeping some guns in my house,’’she said.