Police arrest 10 suspects in Akwa Ibom, return millions worth of looted property
Akwa Ibom State Police Command arrested ten suspects who used #EndSARS protests to destroy and loot public and private property in the state.
News reporters on Friday 23 October at the command headquarters in Ikot-Akpan-Abia, State Police Commissioner, KP Amieghem Andrew, reported that the command also returned millions of naira worth of stolen property.
“Today I speak to you with a heart full of pain. The events of the past 24 hours have given me and everyone interested in Aqua Ibomite great concern. As a leading homeland security agency, we have great respect for peaceful protest and act professionally throughout the entire period of its movement towards the state, ”he said.
“However, yesterday, several young people with malicious intent under the guise of # ENDSARS desecrated, looted and burned several public and private facilities, including the state-owned Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC), Anchor Insurance, De Choice Shopping Center. , LG Showroom and Access Bank Plc “,
“Today I visited all of the aforementioned locations with my Deputy Commissioner of Police for Operations, DCP Auval M. Mohammad, and conducted an on-site damage assessment.
I appreciate the timely intervention of the state government through the imposition of a curfew as I bypassed it today to ensure strict compliance, and we will continue to do so.
“Gentlemen of the press, however, I am pleased to inform you that our rapid deployment of anti-riot police, combined with the efforts of sister security agencies such as the military and DSS, and the efforts of the state government, have brought Uyo and Status back to normal.
However, the efforts of the Command yielded positive results, as a result of which:
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II. Emediong Michael James ‘f’
iii. Immedymphon Ime James ‘m’
iv. Isaac John Udo ‘m’
v. Sunday Michael James ‘m’
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vii. Ntifon Ime Robbert
viii. Akaniniene Avraham Livinus ‘m’
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X. Isaac Sunday Udo ‘m’,
The command also found fourteen freezers, six refrigerators, and eight flat-panel televisions.
Four (4) water dispensers,
Sixteen (16) bags of rice,
Four (4) air conditioners,
Three (3) gas burners,
Printer, tables, chairs and other items
KP further stated: “The command will stop at nothing to ensure that all stolen items are returned. Finally, while I thank the good people of the state for their peaceful settlement and continued cooperation, I want to urge those responsible for these dastardly actions to immediately refrain and accept part of the world or be willing to bear the full weight of the law. because the command under my supervision will not allow anyone from now on to violate the peaceful nature of the state. “