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Police nab three suspected armed robbers, car thief in Cross River

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The Police Command in Cross River State, on Wednesday, arrested three suspected armed robbers in Calabar South and an escaping alleged car thief at the 8 Miles Area of the city.

The Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande made this known while parading the suspects in Calabar, Cross River State.

As indicated by Akande, “Today 16th June 2021 at about 0600hrs, three armed robbery suspects who robbed at No. 12, Inyang Ewa Street, Calabar South on 14/6/2021 at gunpoint were arrested by men of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad upon complaint by the victim.

“They are Williams Kingsley, 20yrs; Joseph Eyo NSA, 22yrs, and Etim Joseph Effiong, 25yrs. Items recovered from them include one fabricated gun, two wooden face masks, two kitchen knives and three phones.

“They all confessed to the crime.”

The Commissioner also paraded a suspected car thief, saying, “Today at about 1100hrs. Udo Bassey Benedict of No. 27, Ikot Effangha Road, 8 Miles, Calabar stole a Toyota 4Runner car in Don Andrew’s car stand by Cross River Basin Development Authority.

“While heading towards 8 Miles junction and in attempt to evade being apprehended by the soldiers at Agro-Feeds military checkpoint, he sustained bullet wounds and the vehicle recovered.”

Akande disclosed that investigation had started, while the suspect was receiving medical attention and the owner contacted for proof of identity, stating that all the suspects would be charged in court soon.

The Commissioner urged youths to abstain from all forms of crimes, youthful exuberance, misdeed and embrace lucrative enterprises.


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