Police invades car snatching syndicate, arrest 13, including 300 level UNICAL student

Police invades car snatching syndicate, arrest 300 level UNICAL Physiology student
Cross River Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh

The Cross River State Police Command has apprehended 13 suspected armed robbers, including three different groups that specialize in Car snatching in the state and Its environs.

The Police also confirmed that one of the suspects is a 300 level University of Calabar, UNICAL, undergraduate.

Briefing Journalists at the Command Headquarters, on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh said Cross River will become too hot for all enemies of peace.

According to him, in the past two weeks, 13 suspects were arrested including seven persons who belong to three different car snatching syndicate operating in Cross River and its environs adding that others were arrested for armed robbery, murder and sundry crimes.

Jimoh said: “We have remained resolute in its aim to reduce criminality to the barest minimum through collaborative efforts with critical stakeholders in community policing crusade across the state.

“However, our feats so far are not unconnected with determination for quality service delivery, resilience, and strategic policing via technological and human intelligence gathering/sharing which has led to huge breakthroughs.

iBrandTV gathered that, Operatives of Intelligence Response Team, IRT (Abuja) arrived Ugep Division in Yakurr LGA on investigation routine about snatched cars and picked up three suspects that specializes in Car snatching.

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Similarly, another group involved car theft and using the vehicles to ply Odukpani to Uyo in Akwa Ibom state were also picked up while others were picked by the Unit Commander, 75 MPF Ogoja. All the vehicles including a Toyota Camry, a RAV 4 Jeep, two Hiace buses were recovered.

Jimoh also disclosed that among the robbery suspects who have been charged to Court, Sunday Egwu from Idoma in Benue state, a 300 Level UNICAL undergraduate of Physiology Department was also arrested.

He also revealed that another suspect, who was part of a three-man gang that it’s two members were extrajudicially killed by an angry mob before Operatives of Operation “PUFF ADDER” on routine patrol along Marian picked him up, upon interrogation, he claimed to be a 300 level student of Physiology Department, UNICAL.

Speaking further, he said it was worthy to note that modern policing methodology requires complementary role through citizen participation in all the books and crannies irrespective of the geographical location.

He said: “I want to reassure members of the public and unsuspecting persons to continue their good works in tackling crime through information dissemination to three police devoid of betrayal or any unpleasant consequences.

“Modern policing methodology requires complementary role through citizen participation. I want to use this medium to put a wake-up call on the traditional institutions, Community leaders, Religious/Youth Leaders to see security as a collective business.

“The command hereby warn all enemies of peace and persons or group unlawfully possessing firearms to willfully return same to the police at all levels as contrary will attract arrest and prosecution if caught,” Jimoh warned.


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