BY George Odok
The Anti Kidnapping/Cultism Squad (AKCS) of the Cross River Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers who robbed one Ikechukwu Ibekie in Calabar and made away with his 2018 Toyota Corolla car worth over N5million.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh, who briefed newsmen on Tuesday in Calabar, said the suspects were tracked and arrested in Uyo at the early hours of Tuesday by personnel of the AKCS in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom Police Command.
The suspects had already put up the car for sale at N1million at a car stand in Uyo before the AKCS team apprehended the three gang members.
“In line with our open door policy at it concerns information sharing by giving the people feed back as well as carrying the people of Cross River along in our progress and achievement, we have just apprehended a notorious robbery gang who specializes in robbing filling stations and snatching cars.
“After robbing thier victim in Calabar, they took his 2018 Toyota Corolla car which cost over N5million to a car stand at Uyo without knowing that we were tracking them.
“They were intercepted at the early hours of Tuesday morning in synergy with our people in Akwa Ibom.
“We arrested them and brought them back to Calabar and they all confessed to the crime. They will be charged to Court immediately investigation is concluded,” he said.
One of the Suspect, Francis Archbong, 28, said he didn’t know the value of the car, that was why they wanted to sell the car for N1million.
“I used to be a carpenter before going into driving, I didn’t know the value of the car; but we needed cash urgently.
“The car was handed over to me by one Etete, so I drove it to Akwa Ibom to sell it there. But to tell you the truth, I didn’t know the car is up to N5million, if I knew, I won’t place it at N1million,” he said.
The car Reg no. is EPE 210 FQ