TWO ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS HIT DURING SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.
CP vows to flush out hoodlums.
In its concerted efforts to restore sanity, peace and tranquility to Essien Udim, Oruk Annam, Ibesikpo Asutan and any other part of the State experiencing criminal activities, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has recorded yet another victory.
On 25/11/2020, at about 22:00hrs, a distress call was received about an ongoing armed robbery operation at Obo Annang Junction in Essien Udim Local Government Area. A combined team of operatives, coordinated by the Area Commander Ikot Ekpene, ACP Nasir Kankarofo, led to exchange of gun fire with the hoodlums, one Pius Ubong and Sunny (other name(s) unknown) were hit and confirmed dead after being taken to the hospital while Stephen Dominic, age 20 years, Sunday Akpan, 22 years, and Friday Emmanuel Akpan, 32 years, all male and members of the same gang were arrested.
The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects:
Two locally made pistols.
86 live cartridges
5 expended cartridges
The swum of N9,150.00 cash
One Airtel SIM Card
Four big bags.
In a related development, on the same day, the Divisional Police Officer of Essien Udim, CSP Samuel Isiek led a combined team of Tactical Squads to raid criminal hide outs around Essien Udim which led to the arrest of five(5) hoodlums suspected to have robbed Obo Annang Market earlier in the week. They are helping the Police with further investigation.
Similarly, on 21/11/2020, at about 22:15hrs, premised on a distress call from Obot Idim Junction in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, three (3) suspected cultists / Armed robbers, one Edikan Aniekan Udo, ‘m’ of Use Offot Village in Uyo LGA, Samuel Solomon Ekong ‘m’ of Ikot Obio Atai Village in Itu LGA and one Gabriel Effiong Eyo, ‘m’ of Ikot Ide Etukudo Village in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA were arrested in an Operation led by the Divisional Police Officer SP Ahmadu Bello, for robbing and inflicting machete cuts on their victims who were swiftly rushed to the hospital by the Police Operatives while two Laptop Computers, long machetes, big scissors and torch lights were recovered from the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Amiengheme Andrew fdc, has warned perpetrators of cultism, armed robbery and other heinous crimes to desist forthwith or leave the state as the command will leave no stone unturned in fishing them out. The CP wishes to assure Akwa Ibomites of security beef up in all parts of the state especially as we approach the yuletide season. He further called on citizens who find themselves in a security distressed situation to quickly contact any of these command hotlines, 08039213071 and 08081388797 or send a Whatsapp message via 08084667720 for prompt action.
SP ODIKO MacDON
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
AKWA IBOM STATE.