- Police have arrested a domestic staff behind kidnap of University lecturer in Calabar
- The lecturer simply identified as Dr. Egbe regained his freedom from his abductors on Wednesday, September 2
- The state PPRO, DSP Irene Ugbo, the personnel are desperate and prepared to engage criminals
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A report by Vanguard reports that the police command in Cross River state has arrested a domestic staff of a university lecturer, Dr. Egbe who was kidnapped few days ago in Calabar.
Legit.ng gathered that the yet-to-be-named staff worked as a domestic staff to the lecturer who regained his freedom in the early hours of Wednesday, September 2.
In a statement issued on the evening of Thursday, September 3, the state police public relations officer, DSP Irene Ugbo revealed that the command apprehended one of the perpetrators who was employed as domestic staff on the farm of the victim.
The statement read: “After considering the spate of kidnappings and other heinous crimes in the state, the commissioner of police wish to state clearly that due to intensive and aggressive onslaught on the abductors of the LAFARGE staff and the University lecturer kidnapped five days ago, the command has apprehended one of the perpetrators.
“The suspect who was employed as a domestic worker in the farm of the victim is now in Police custody. This arrest and onslaught led to the release of the duo (Lafarge staff and the university lecturer).
“Consequently, the command is desperate and prepared to engage all criminal elements operating in the State. While efforts are in top gear to get other victims rescued from the gangs.
“By this release, the Operation Mocky Water is poised to confront, thus, apprehend and prosecute violators of peace and all criminal elements making the state safe for citizens.
“In the light of the above, good-spirited citizens, traditional leaders, youth community and religious leaders are enjoined to always act proactively by reporting these groups of persons to the police as such information would be treated with the utmost confidentiality."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state police command gave an update over the attack on the Lagos residence of Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election, on Wednesday, September 2.
It was reported that the police said it arrested no fewer than seven persons over the attack.
Acting on a report from the family, the police said they began an investigation that led to the arrest of seven persons, including the domestic workers in the residence.
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