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July 11, 2024

Welder arrested for Kidnapping Prophetess, as police parade 19 others

Welder arrested for Kidnapping Prophetess, as police parade 19 others

… CP presents 43million naira cheques to 17 beneficiaries

By Ike Uchechukwu, CALABAR

Cross River State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a Welder, Simply identified as Oliver for kidnapping a Prophetess , Uduak Emmanuel alongside 19 others for various crime.

Briefing newsmen at the State Police Command Headquarters , Diamond Hill Calabar , the Police Public Relations Officer( PPRO) , SP Irene Ugbo said that the 20 suspects were arrested for various crime within four months.

According to her, their offences ranges from Kidnapping, rape , armed robbery , cultism , unlawful possession of firearms amongst others.

She stated that the command remains resolute and committed to continually partner with community leaders , the state government as well as other sister agencies all in a bid to sustain the drastic reduction of crime wave across the state.

Ugbo said : “It is my passionate appeal for maximum cooperation and collaboration from everyone in our collective efforts to secure and create a safer state.

“Let me also use this medium to solicit the suppprt of the media to always engage in factual reporting as your role is critical in shaping public perception and ensuring accurate information is disseminated” she said.

According to Ugbo out of the 20 suspects arrested, 14 have been charged to court while the remaining would also charged as soon as investigations were concluded.

The PPRO further explained thatvthe said 14 persons were arrested over cult related activities, three for armed robbery, others for rape , kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms while items recovered includes phones , laptops , locally made pistol, criminal charms Indian hempamongst others.

In a related development, the Commissioner of Police Cross River state Commad, CP Augustine Grimah have presented 17 cheques of over 43 million naira to family of deceased police officers.

CP Augustine urged the families not to allow the money bring wrangling amongst them , rather it should keep them united and used judiciously.

One of the beneficiaries, Pastor Damian Ilok who lost his wife, an inspector , lauded the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Egbetokun for making it possible for families of the deceased to receive their benefits on time.