Luck has finally ran out on some notorious cultists and armed robbers after they were caught in Akwa Ibom state.
The robbers and cultists after they were caught
A total of 56 suspects who were nabbed for various offences, ranging from armed robbery to cultism and other crimes have been paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command. They were paraded yesterday by the Commissioner Police, Adeyemi Samuel Ogunjemilus.
Among items recovered from the criminal elements were; 7 Locally made pistols, 2 cut-to-size guns with 6 live cartridges, 2 cut-to-size locally made pump action with four rounds of cartridges, 2 locally made single barrel, 2 locally made double barrel pistols with eleven cartridges were also recovered.
Read the full press statement below:
PRESS BRIEFING BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AKWA IBOM STATE POLICE COMMAND, CP ADEYEMI SAMUEL OGUNJEMILUSI, mni, HELD ON THE 18TH OF JANUARY, 2018 AT THE STATE HEADQUARTERS, IKOT AKPAN ABIA, UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE.
Gentlemen of the press, I am delighted to welcome you to this press briefing. Let me start by commending your efforts and contributions in the fight against crime and criminality in Akwa Ibom State. Your professional and balance reporting of crime situation in the State is highly commendable.
You will recall that upon assumption of duty as the 23rd Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State on 03/01/2018, I clearly stated that I will champion a new course of policing in the State, in line with the force directives, under the leadership of IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni, a policing that is focused on the people and is service-oriented. This is in line with global best practices that place emphasis on human right driven policing, intelligence-led policing, community based policing and problem solving approaches. The security architecture of the state was clearly studied and repositioned for effective service delivery. We have commenced a full implementation of community based policing in the state. This is geared towards increasing public confidence on the Police and working in partnership with members of the public in a more friendly and accountable manner. Strategies put in place in ensuring that crime rate in Akwa Ibom State is brought to the barest minimum are yielding fruitful results. Below are some of our modest achievements within the last two weeks.
1. A total of 56 suspects were arrested for various offences,
ranging from armed robbery to cultism and other crimes most of whom have been charged to court while others are under investigation.
2. 7 Locally made pistols and 2 cut-to-size guns with 6 live cartridges were recovered.
3. 2 cut-to-size locally made pump action with four rounds of cartridges were recovered.
4. 2 locally made single barrel and 2 locally made double barrel pistols with eleven cartridges were also recovered.
5. One Toyota 4 runner jeep was recovered.
6. One Toyota Matrix was recovered.
7. Three Toyota Camry were recovered.
8. One Hyundai Kia was recovered.
9. One Highlander (2003) model was recovered.
10. Assorted items suspected to be used by cultists were equally recovered.
Let me use this opportunity to thank the Government and people of Akwa Ibom state for their support to the Nigeria Police and indeed other security agencies towards reducing crime to barest minimum. Together we can continue to make Akwa Ibom safe and secure. Thank you and God bless you.
CP ADEYEMI S. OGUNJEMILUSI, mni,
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
AKWA IBOM STATE COMMAND