The Cross River State Police Command on Thursday paraded 5 theft suspects who allegedly specialised in stealing cash and different objects from members of the general public.
The command stated three, out of the 5 paraded suspects, have been rescued by the police from being lynched by indignant mobs after they stole N250,000 from a sufferer alongside Parliamentary Street in Calabar.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, on the command’s headquarters in Calabar, stated the suspects have been rescued after a misery name from involved residents.
Ugbo stated the police instantly rushed to the scene to rescue the suspects from being lynched.
She mentioned the three suspects acquired into hassle after they robbed one Otamba Gabby of N250,000.
She defined that the suspects, Augustine Ani, John Okonkwo and Jennifer Abel, stood in entrance of the First Financial institution department on Marian Highway to watch those that got here out with massive sums of cash.
“On November 23, one Otamba Gabby went to the financial institution to withdraw the sum of N250,000. He boarded a taxi when he got here out.
“Nonetheless, he didn’t know that the occupants of the taxi have been fraudsters. Whereas within the taxi, he seen that the cash with him has been was items of papers that had been neatly minimize to the scale of naira notes.
“He subsequently raised the alarm which attracted members of the general public who received maintain of them. They had been about being lynched earlier than the intervention of the police patrol workforce which rescued them. One blue Volkswagen with quantity plate, Abia ACH 564LU, and three bundles of papers reduce to the dimensions of naira notes had been recovered.
“The suspects will quickly be charged to courtroom. The battle towards crime and criminality within the state is a steady course of that requires the collaborative efforts of all.”
Ugbo additionally stated the 2 different suspects, recognized as Nathaniel Ijabu and James Anika, have been arrested on November 21 after they robbed an expatriate on Murtala Muhammed Freeway in Calabar. She stated the expatriate was robbed on the Bebobsco space of Calabar.
“On November 21, an expatriate in Calabar was attacked by a gaggle of armed boys. The dangerous boys collected his Samsung G7 Galaxy telephone, a pockets containing one greenback and Nokia telephone. The suspects have confessed to the crime and investigation continues to be ongoing,” she mentioned.
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