CALABAR: SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER ESCAPES FROM POLICE CUSTODY, TWO MORE KIDNAPPED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

BY Ushang Ewa

A suspected kidnapper has escaped from the custody of the Nigerian Police in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The suspect is said to have been arrested by local vigilantees in Akpabuyo Local Government Area led by one Mr. Francis Okon Mesembe also known as Abonima and handed over to the police.

He was taken into custody by men of the Operation Puff Adder and due to their overcrowded cell facility, he was chained to a generator inside the building housing the police operation at the Akim Area Command situated along IBB way Calabar.

He escaped between Wednesday and Thursday with the cuffs still attached to the generator.

Meanwhile, as Nigeria celebrated her 60th independence anniversary, two more people were kidnapped in Calabar South and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas.

At Calabar South, one Mrs Ironbar was abducted at her residence along Murray street at about 8:40PM.

At Idundu in Akpabuyo, kidnappers broke into the residence of Mr. Daniel Essien Akpan, a palm plantation owner and businessman, kidnapping him.

The incident occurred at about 1:00AM on Thursday, hours before dawn.

This means at least seven kidnap cases have been reported within 120 hours with more unknown to the law enforcement agencies and the press.

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