Andy Esiet, Calabar
The Cross River state police Command has paraded 21 suspects including Mr Eyo Etim Bassey who killed and dumped a lady inside toilet.
Among the 21 suspects paraded yesterday at the State Police Command headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar include four others who attempted to kidnap the Commissioner for Industry& Commerce , Mr. Peter Egba, two for gun running , 14 others for various criminal charges.
In the process the Police also recovered G3 , AK 47 rifles, 10 locally made guns and walkie talkie from the suspects and a gun manufacturing syndicate based in Obanliku LGA of the state while a cache of arms were recovered.
Briefing newsmen while parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sule Balarabe said, “the outgoing year presented sets of security challenges which at some point evolved to threaten the security order and national cohesion of the state.
“However , the Command’s move against criminals and criminality has remained unhindered, resolute and focused with arrest of kidnapping syndicates , recovery of arms and ammunition through actionable intelligence strategic raids and effective deployment around critical infrastructures mostly INEC facilities amongst others” .
He called on political gladiators in the state to respect the rule of law, shun politics of bitterness and embrace the spirit of sportsmanship.
One of the suspects, Eyo Etim Bassey who allegedly kidnapped, killed and dumped a staff of Larfage Company inside toilet , told newsmen during the parade that, he “never intended to kill her , I only sent people to pick her up and threaten her so that I can get my money , but she died in the process” .