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Police Decline Update Kidnapped Senator In Calabar 10 Days After

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Posted: Jul 16, 2016 at 6:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nsa Gill 

Calabar – Ten days after former Senator Patrick Ani was kidnapped in Cross River State from his farm in Akpabuyo Local Government, the Police authorities have declined to give update on efforts being made to set him free, only saying “you will hear from us soon”.
Two other persons had been kidnapped in the state after Senator Ani was taken away.

The other two are Chief Ededem Ita Edem, former Special Assistant on Labour Matters and Elder Patrick Obasse, a local government management staff in Etung. They were both kidnapped separately on Wednesday 4th July and Sunday 10th July, and their whereabouts remain unknown ever since.

The state Police Commissioner,  CP Jimoh Ozi Obeh who briefed newsmen to showcase some of the recent achievements of his command in combating crime in the state declined information on the prominent kidnap cases.

One of the suspects paraded by the command before newsmen was 40-year-old Imeh Udofia Akpan, who allegedly vandalised and stole the multi-million naira Margaret Ekpo International Airport run-way lighting system lamps and poles.

The Police Command revealed that the vandalised and stolen run-way lighting system were recently installed at the airport to facilitate night landing by aircraft in the airport, which had for many years had been without night flights nor landing.

The CP said Mr Udofia Akpan was arrested by his men at Bogobiri Street in Calabar where he took the lamps and the poles holding the lights concealed in a white bag which raised the suspicion of policemen on patrol leading to his arrest.

He said the man will soon appear in court and warned those in the habit of vandalising public infrastructure to desist as such actions amounts to economic crime.

Also paraded by the police command were three suspects on crime of child trafficking. Two other suspects on murder charge were paraded and eight others on other sundry cases such as car snatching, armed robbery and what he called “one chance”.

CP Ozi-Obeh said in the light of the above, it will be pertinent to reassure members of the general public that the command has the capacity, capability and the where withal to deal with any miscreant who may dare to harass, intimidate and install fears in the minds of Cross Riverians.