By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
The Cross River State Police Command yesterday in Calabar paraded a suspected kidnapper, who masterminded the kidnap of a former lawmaker’s wife, Mrs. Orok Agbor, in her husband’s compound in Cross River State.
Speaking at the public parade of the alleged kidnapper, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, stated that despite warming by police authorities that it would not fold its arms and watch hoodlums perpetrate evil, after hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest burnt down some police stations and harassed some police officers, who were doing their legitimate job, some individuals still went ahead to perpetrate atrocities.
Jimoh said, “If you remember vividly, after the vandalism and looting that occured during the #EndSARS protest, we gave a warning that people should return all looted items.
He said, “But this afternoon, under the watchful and vigilant eyes of our intelligent officers, we apprehended three person who were trying to smuggle out 250 pieces of insecticide pumps, looted from the Rice city at the Ayade Industrial Park.
“We also got credible intelligence about chaos at 8 Miles, and our men swung into action and apprehended eight persons including a 19-year-old boy during a cult initiation rite in the area.
“I want to thank the media for your support, but I want to appeal to you to cross check facts before going to press to avoid putting out sensational stories that can cause disharmony in the state .
“Even with the level of morale of police across the country, we are not resting on our oars, we want to assure law abiding Cross Riverians to go about their lawful business without fear.”
The police authority also paraded seven criminal suspects, who, according to the police command, were nabbed by the police while they were trying to be initiated into a secret cult.
Other set of criminal suspects paraded by the police command include looters who invaded the rice city at the Ayade Industrial Park, Calabar.