It has been reported that the Akwa Ibom police command has apprehended a group of armed robbers who attacked innocent residents of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, while briefing the press, revealed that yesterday, being the 23rd day of August, 2018, five notorious armed robbers, led by Kingsley Peter, a.k.a “Morale” who is the gang leader, using three motorcycles – robbed some persons along Aba road by Ikot Osurua before proceeding to a banking area along the same road to dispossess ATM customers and shops owners.
Policemen, led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Benjamin Achegbani, trailed and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce shootout, four of the armed robbers were shot dead while one Akwaowo Daniel Umoren (m) of Ikot Inemme in Essien Udim Local Government Area, was arrested with an AK-47 with 60 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition.
Other exhibits recovered were;
# 5 locally made Pistols
# 8 live cartridges
# 2 Rounds of 5.56mm ammunition
# 1 AK47 magazine
# 3 Expended cartridges
# 2 Masks
# 6 Assorted Phones
# Three Motorcycles
# Physical cash of 63,000 (Sixty three thousand naira ) only.
According to police preliminary investigation, the armed robbers were said to be responsible for the robbery at Gulfsafrin Filling Station, located at Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Essien Udim LGA, close to the residence of Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON.
The Command said it’s poised to sustain her fight against every form of criminality in Akwa Ibom State and committed to protection of lives and property.
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