Robbery Suspects Paraded For Allegedly Killing Two Policemen, Others In Akwa Ibom

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Robbery Suspects Paraded For Allegedly Killing Two Policemen, Others In Akwa Ibom

Three suspected armed robbers have been paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly killing two policemen, a little boy and a private security guard in the state.

The incident was said to have occurred at Tranquility hotel, Nung Oku in Uyo local government area of the state.

The suspects, who specialise in destroying ATM machines, were arrested on July 10, 2021 by the operatives of the anti-robbery squad after a tip-off.

Parading the suspects in Uyo, the state capital, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, said the suspects were traced and arrested at Tantalizer Fast food along Abak road while attempting to destroy another ATM machine.

The suspects include one Praise Sunday Nwagu, 30, Tony Ambrose, 41, and Sunday Edet Udo, 32. The items recovered from them include two gas cylinder filled with gas, two welding pipes,two shifting spanners and one coloured Toyota Corolla car with registration number BRR 437 RM

According to Macdon, the suspects have confessed to their involvement in the killing of the three persons and the ATM bank frauds amounting to N26m among others crimes

He said: “On 10/7/2021 at about 9:53 am, following a tip-off that unknown hoodlums used welding machine to maliciously destroy an Access Bank Automated Teller Machine at Oliver Twist, along Brook street, Uyo and carted away the sum of N8M, operatives of Anti-robbery Squad traced the hoodlums to Tantalizer Fast food situated at Abak road, while attempting to destroy another ATM and arrested them.

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to have been involved in the destruction of Access Bank ATM and robbery of N8M at Oliver Twist,Uyo, destruction of Union Bank ATM and robbery of N11M at College of Education, Afaha Nsit, destruction of ATM and robbery of N7M at Ikot Ekpene, attack on Jean Juliet Supermarket at Ikot Ekpene road, where they killed a little boy, attack on metropolitan supermarket at Oron road, robbery at E-Plus mates at Atikiu Abubabar avenue , murder of two Policemen at Tranquility hotel, Nung Oku, robbery of Maya restaurant at two lanes, where a private security was killed and robbery of R&R supermarket at Nnaniba, where a sienna car was robbed.”

 

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