30 suspected criminals paraded in Cross River
The Cross River State Police Command has paraded thirty suspected criminals arrested at various locations in the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande while parading the suspects said among the suspects were two young men who robbed and killed a lady along the state housing estate as well as a mother and her daughter who sell drugs.
CP Akande said the police was undaunted in its task of securing the state and will go to any length to stem the tide of attack on security men.
The Police Commissioner that the action was in line with the new policing vision and crime-fighting strategies introduced by the acting inspector general of police, Usman Alkali Baba.
“I have given a marching order to all my DPOs that they should dismantle all roadblocks that exist within their area of responsibility.
“No policeman should be seen conducting roadblocks, if there is anything the police will respond tactically.
“If the policemen are not more than 7 on any federal road, please don’t stop because that roadblock is illegal”, the police commissioner said.
Some items recovered from the suspects include one Nissan Sentra, Mercedes Benz E350, Prado Land Cruiser, locally made guns, 42 inches television among others.
One of the suspects, Mighty Edem, 19, from Ugep said he was asked by his friend Eno-Obong to come and drive the vehicle from the premises and was promised to be paid N500,000.00
“I am not involved in killing the lady but was only asked to come and drive her vehicle from her residence for N500, 000.
“My friend Eno-Obong asked me to drive the vehicle and we have been playing football together at Bassey Duke. He ran away after I was arrested”, he said.