Cross River Police Command Parades 10 for Kidnapping, Robbery in Calabar - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
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Commisioner of Police in Cross River State, Sikiru Akande has warned criminal elements operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out by the long arm of the law.

The Police Boss who assumed office on Monday 18th of January gave the warning while parading 10 suspects including kidnapers, armed robbers, rapists as well as cultists.

Briefing journalists at the police headquarters on Wednesday, Akande said there was no more hiding place for criminals in the state, adding that the light has come. Akande disclosed that 10 suspects have been arrested so far within the period under review and would be charged to court as soon investigations were concluded.

He explained that one Okon Etim, the second in command to a wanted notorious Kidnaper “Romance” was also apprehend.

He further stated that others were arrested for robbery, rape, unlawful possession of firearms amongst sundry crime with four locally made pistols, one English pistol with six rounds of 9mm ammunitions as well as other items recovered.

“I am not a stranger in Cross River State, to that end, the security situation in the three (3) Senatorial Districts of the State has already been taken note of.” He stated.

“These can be achieved through strategic planning aimed at Police
Community Policing Partnership, Problems Solving, and Organizational Transformation for a better and efficient service delivery.”

“It is imperative to let the public known that I am in town strictly ensure security of lives and property as such the command is going to wage relentless and serious onslaught against criminals across the state.”

“We have have created a robust intelligence network/platform with members of the public and private individuals and confidence building.

Speaking further, he assured residents of the state to sleep with their two eyes closed, while appealing that all hands should be on deck by supporting the police to achieve maximum success in the fight against crime .

“I have a task and that task is keeping Cross River State safe. The light has come. We need to gainfully engage youths and reorientate their minds so that they can become more productive and build their capacity.”

“We are using technology to police the state, so that before the crime is being committed, it’s nipped in the bud. There shall be no hiding place for criminals because they shall all be smoked out ,they should just leave Cross River, now!” He warned.

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