BY George Odok
The Cross River State Police Command has paraded four suspected kidnappers and rescued one Cecilia Onyago, 38 years.
Parading the suspects at the State Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill in Calabar, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, said the breakthrough was recorded by the Command.
She said that the victim, one Cecilia Onyago ‘F’ 38 years was rescued without a ransom paid.
“We are working to make sure that kidnapping is no more in the State. We urge Cross Riverians to provide us with information which would enable us work harder and pick these hoodlums wherever they may be.
She said that on July 10th 2020, in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, a husband and wife were going about their normal businesses when armed kidnappers came in and kidnapped the woman.
“The Police got a distress call from the people and we swung into action. In a bid to know the location where the woman was taken to, we got one suspect which led us to the arrest of other gang members.
“Right now, the suspects are in our custody, a lot of items have been recovered including two vehicles, Toyota Camry with registration number NEM 828 AY and Jetta car no LSD 879 AV and several local guns.”
DSP Ugbo said that the suspects are with the Police and they have given the Police useful information, adding that as soon as investigations were completed the suspects will be charged to court.
“We are very happy about the success recorded because Cross River State is noted for being a place people come and relax and Police is working tirelessly to make sure the hoodlums are brought to book.
“Every evening, we have a team of Police officers at different locations doing stop and search; it is a regular exercise which the outgoing Police Commissioner put in place.
“We urged all Cross Riverians to corporate with us, give us useful information to make sure that these bad boys are apprehended, we want timely information that will help us reach these bad boys.”