By Ikora Ayungbe Uyo
Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters Ikot-Akpanabia, the commissioner of police, CP Musa Kimo told newsmen that Victor Frank, leader of Iceland cult invaded the residence of his victim (name withheld), whisked the woman away and raped of her.
The husband when he got wind of the incident promptly reported the matter to the police which led to the arrest of the suspect.
Answering questions from journalists at the command headquarters the suspect confessed to the crime saying that the woman was his girlfriend before she got married.
Meanwhile, four human skulls were recovered from him.
Also arraigned were four robbery syndicate who arrived Uyo from Aba, Abia state on Sunday with the intention to rob banks located at banking layout, Udo Udoma Road, Uyo. The suspects included: Victor Onyekelu male, 32, Ifeanyi Nwangele male 33, Christian Ogbeh male, Ezenwa Chibuzor male 35.
The Commissioner said, “The arrest was made possible after a tip-off from members of the public and with our crack team of detectives in the streets, we were able to round them up at about 4:30am at their hideout.
“Two double barrel guns loaded with cartridges were recovered from them”
The leader of the gang Victor Onyekelu who denied being a criminal said he bought the guns from his friend in order to use it for security work which he came to look for in Akwa Ibom state.
Kimo also paraded two Tricycle (keke) operators, Donald John and Blessing Christopher who have been terrorizing the residents of Atiku Abubakar Avenue,Uyo, the state capital and dispossessing unsuspecting passengers of their cash and belongings especially ladies.
One of the suspects, Donald John, said, “I am not a keke snatcher, I am just a 419 man (fraudster), I have stayed in the prison for four years and when I came out I decided not to go into robbery again but to do 419 because my mother is in the mortuary and I need money to bury her.
“I was at Atiku Abubakar way inside my friend’s keke looking for passengers when the members of FSARS intercepted us and arrested us,” he said.
However the Commissioner of Police who said he came to the state to fight crime thanked the people of Akwa-Ibom state for their cooperation in giving credible intelligent information attributing the success recorded so far to the tip-off of the members of the public to the command.
“I am here to fight crime and I cannot do it alone, I am doing it with my competent officers and the good people of Akwa-Ibom. All these arrests made were based on the intelligence gathering from members of the public.” He said.