It was another landmark success story in a relentless war against crime in Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas in particular and the State in general when the Police on Wednesday night brought to an end, the reign of a dreaded terrorist gang leader identified simply as Isaac who is popularly known in the crime world as “Stainless or Baggy Short.”
The Sensor Crime Desk gathered that the brutal and self styled Stainless, was until he met his water-loo at about 2230 hours on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, had claimed to be more powerful than the former notorious gang leader, Akaninyene Jumbo also known as Iso Akpafid. Iso Akpafid was killed on January 15, 2018 by Joint Security Operatives.
Addressing Journalists yesterday at the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Ikot Akpan Abia, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said that Stainless met his death “after serious exchange of gunfire with security operatives.
The no-nonsense Police Commissioner noted that in the past two years, Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas have witnessed upsurge in criminality and brigandage due to the activities of a notorious criminal group lead by Iso Akpafid.
He further disclosed that on the successful killing of Iso Akpafid by the Joint Security Operatives, his self-crowned successor, Stainless, led other hoodlums on “a revenge mission and unleashed terror on the people by killing, maiming, raping, issuing of threat letters and burning of houses indiscriminately.”
Ogunjemilusi who expressed appreciation to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for his magnanimity in offering a window of opportunity for people with illegal weapons to turn them in, saying that it has yielded favourable result as many arms have been mopped up across the State.
He also thanked the people of the State for providing useful information to the security operatives in the war against the criminals. Ogunjemilusi equally reassured the people of Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo of their safety and encouraged those who have fled the area to return home.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi has said that there is no hiding place for cultists anymore as many of them have been effectively put behind bars while others are facing prosecution.
He said that those who have moved their activities to the forest rather than denounce their activities would soon be smoked out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
The CP who urged parents to warn their wards especially those in higher institutions, said that the Police and other security agencies are partnering the Institutions to fight the menace and as such, they would be flushed out in no distant time.
“We are aware that some of them have moved their activities into the forest but even there, we would smoke them out. Arrangements have been concluded with authorities of Higher Institutions and Students’ Unions to flush them out and restore the glory of the various institutions”, he said.