Demolition: Indepth investigation absolves officials of Anti kidnapping of extortion

By Simon Okon

An extensive investigation on the allegations that officials of the Cross River State Anti Kidnapping and Cutism Squad collected money from some residents in Calabar to prevent their buildings from been demolished is FALSE.

Findings revealed that officials from the Anti kidnapping unit were not even part of the demolition exercise that occured on Friday January 29 at the flour mill junction in Calabar.

Although the workers of the hotel had alleged that monies were paid to some individuals to prevent the building from been demolished, no official from the Anti kidnapping Unit was involved.

Wife of the owner of the hotel, who disclosed the information to newsmen, said that there were going to publish the phone numbers of all those that collected monies from them and yet their building was still demolished.

She said that no police personal ever collected money from them, rather, it was some civilians that repeatedly collected monies from them.

“We are going to publish the phone numbers of all those that collected monies from us. We did not give money to any policeman.

“It was some men that came and met my husband who gave them money, assuring that our building won’t be demolished.

“We have their phone numbers and we can identify them when we see them,” she said.

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