There was a harvest of criminals of some sort by the Cross Rivers State Police Command which paraded no less than 529 suspected criminals arrested during the yuletide.
The police also showed to the public, the head of a police inspector who was killed on Christmas Day.
According to the Cross River State police commissioner, Hafiz Mohammed, the inspector’s head was recovered from a local shrine and the suspected killers of the late policeman were also among the criminals paraded by the police.
The CP while addressing newsmen said crimes allegedly committed by the suspects included armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, vandalisation of public facilities, arson, and defilement of minors.
Commenting on the death of the Inspector, the CP said; “On the 25th of December 2017, one Inspector Michael Umoh attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad in Enugu who was on a visit with his family to his in-laws in the village of Ojor went to Uyangha in Akamkpa Local Government Area which is a neighbouring village to Ojor to buy fuel and he was attacked by youths of Uyangha, killed and beheaded and the head taken to a shrine in the village of Uyangha.
“His AK 47 riffle with double magazine was taken by his assailants and his Sienna car set ablaze. His body is yet to be seen but his head was recovered at a shrine.”
Mohammed said investigation led to arrest of Ophot Valentine Ebani, 54 years, (the village head of Uyangha), Isaac James Akpan, Benjamin Phiilp, Patrick Effiong, Famous Mfon, Effiong Peter, Ndifon Arong, and Wisdom Bassey Inok.
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