CP Musa Kimo Declares Operation Sweep To Rid Criminals In A’Ibom


By Abasiofiok Inyang

It was a serious warning signal on Monday to criminals and criminal minded persons in the state as the new Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo who barely settled in office recorded a breakthrough in nipping in the bud, the planned robbery operation that was to be carried out in the State by armed robbers who came in from Imo State to perpetrate their evil act.
The suspected robbers, Victor Onyekelu 32, from Ideator LGA, Ifeanyi Simon, 33, from Nwangele LGA, Christian Ogbe 32, Nkanu LGA. and Ezenwa Chibuzor 35 from Ihiete Obom Local Government Area.
The suspects, according to CP Kimo, had arrived the State last Sunday and perfected plans to attack banks and eateries in the State. But good citizens informed the Police who swung into action and arrested them in the early hours of Monday.
Briefing newsmen shortly after parading the suspects at the State Command Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, CP Musa Kimo said that with his “Operation Sweep”, there will be no hiding place for criminal elements within and outside the State.
The no-nonsense CP who commended his men for the prompt arrest of the suspects, equally thanked members of the public for partnering with the Police to rid the State of the criminal.
He called on the public to always give the Police useful information on the activities of the men of the underworld.
Recovered from the suspects were, two double barrel guns, vehicle and other weapons brought into the State for the operation. The suspects who have confessed and owned up on the guns, said they came into the State to provide security.
Meanwhile, two car snatchers and armed robbers who came into the State to sell a car they stole in Calabar, Cross River State have also been arrested.
They were arrested by an eagle eye Policemen from “D” Division following their robbery operation along Ikot Ekpene road, Atiku Abubakar and a pharmacy at Ikot Ntuen.
The suspects who were paraded by the Police alongside other criminals, denied being armed robbers but said that they came to sell the Car to boost their businesses. One of the suspects, Amos Emmanuel who owned the car said he wanted to sell it but failed to provide documents of the car.
In a related development, two robbers who specializes in using tricycle to rob passengers and disposed them of their valuables have been nabbed by the Police.
The suspects who operates in different parts of the state capital were arrested while trying to disposed one Esther Victor Akpan of her handbag when she raised an alarm. Esther had boarded their tricycle popularly called keke and the robbers tried their evil act on her.
The suspects, Donald John Obot and Blessing Ita while speaking with our Crime Reporter, claimed that they are only 419 people and not robbers. They confessed of carrying out only three operations before they were arrested.



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