The Cross River State Police Command on Thursday paraded 6 kidnap suspects of the wife of appeal Court Judge, Justice Ignatius Agube and 28 others for Cultism, piracy and sundry crimes.
As gathered by Daily Times, the suspected kidnappers were alleged to have killed the personal assistant to Justice Agube, Mrs Glory Akpama and subsequently released Mrs Agube after 15 days.
Briefing newsmen shortly after parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh disclosed that sequel to the kidnapping of Mrs Ekwele Agube, wife of the Court of Appeal Judge and the killing of her aide, Mrs Glory Akpama and her subsequent release after 15days, they launched a manhunt and arrested 6 of them.
Jimoh said: “The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Operatives attached to FIB deployed to the state to assist the Commissioner arrested six notorious kidnappers, recovered locally made pistols and they have confessed to the crime.
“I want to reiterate and unequivocally state that the Command has strategized and mapped out an onslaught on Cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping and other social vices across the state and will never renege on this no matter whose ox is gored.
“within few weeks of my assumption of office, we have arrested 6 for kidnapping suspects,3 sea pirates,10 for armed robbery suspects, 6 others for Cultism and 9 for murder and rape, he said.
Lists of the suspected kidnappers were NseNse Otu Bassey, 30 years, male aka the Lion (Gang Leader) from Calabar Municipal, Edet Ebe 29 male from Odukpani, Christopher Effaeyo aka Starlite male 28 from Calabar South,
Others are Bassey Effiong aka Dragon 30 male from Odukpani, Etim Effiong, 30 male, from Cross River and Louis Otu Bassey male 35.
The CP disclosed that two locally made pistols and one live cartridge were recovered from the suspected cultists.