By Jonathan Ugbal
The Police command in Cross River State has paraded a notorious armed robber Ukame Ubong also known as ‘Ability’.
Channels TV reports that Ability was rearrested after he escaped from a court session with the Police Commissioner, CP Hafiz Inuwa saying the Akwa Ibom native was an expert in snatching jeeps and other sophisticated vehicles across the state.
“Ability and his gang members specialize in the snatching of so many Jeeps within Cross River state and beyond and some of these jeeps he takes them down to Akwa Ibom, Abuja to dispose.
“The suspect is presently with us and will be charged to court at the end of our Investigation. Meanwhile, we are now tracing all the Jeeps that he has so far robbed from people”.
CP Inuwa also said the command recently paraded one Mary Samuel of Ndunikpa Etoi village in Ikono local government area of Akwa Ibom state who kidnapped a 3 year old boy in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital in December 2016.
“On January 4, 2017, Mary Samuel of Ndunikpa Etoi Village in Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state was arrested in connection with the kidnap of a three-year-old David Aniefiok since December 16, 2016.
“The Child was rescued alive and he has been reunited with his family, though he is presently sick”, the CP said.
He decried situations where criminals charged to court always found their way out of prison and further disclosed that the command has arrested 4 suspects for the stealing of Fibre Optic Cables worth NGN32Million and belonging to telecommunication network, Airtel in Odukpani local government area of southern Cross River State.
“The case of armed robbery is a very serious offence so, at any given time such suspects are been taken to court, enough security should be given most especially by those whose responsibility is to take them to court.
“Similarly, the court itself should do everything possible to ensure adequate security.
“If those who took them to court cannot provide adequate security, they should reach out to us. One has to be very serious especially when it has to do with crime and criminality”, he said and reiterated the command’s resolve to ensure peace and stability in the state.