Police in Calabar Arrest Secondary School Pupils For Robbery

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by crossriverwatch admin

Mr. Kola Sodipo, Commissioner of Police Cross River State
Mr. Kola Sodipo, Commissioner of Police Cross River State

The son of a senior staff of the Fire and Safety Department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN was amongst three secondary school pupils that were arrested yesterday October 31, 2013 by Police men from the Calabar Airport division.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that Jesam Ikpi along with two of his friends, Thompson Udoh and Henry Agbor who are all pupils of Akim Comprehensive High School, at about 3:15pm allegedly way laid other students of FAAN Staff School at the open field behind their school with dangerous weapons and dispossessed them of their telephones and other valuables.

An eye witness who is a staff of FAAN Staff School that prefers to be called Aunty said, “The two boys who are from Akim Comprehensive Secondary School were sitting at the open field while the two FAAN Staff School students were within their environ, one of the Comprehensive student whom I over heard is a son of a senior staff in FAAN excused one of the FAAN Staff School boy to kindly allow him insert his SIM card in his phone to make a call which was granted little did the FAAN Staff School boys know it’s a trick.

“After getting the phone he then asked his colleague to give him the pistol, in response the second Comprehensive student went to the second FAAN Staff School student and immediately emptied his pocket. After collecting phones and other valuables they took to their hills but at the end they were apprehended by the FAAN Staff School security men.”

CrossRiverWatch learn’t from another source that Jesam Ikpi, the son of Mr. Ikpi Otu who is a senior staff of the Fire and Safety Department of FAAN is the ring leader who brings his friends from Akim Comprehensive School to perpetrate atrocities at the airport premises.

When CrossRiverWatch visited the airport police station, the Divisional Crime Officer, DCO denied knowledge of any arrest in connection with an incident at the open field.

But on the board at the police counter where names of detainees and offenses are recorded, Thompson Udoh, Henry Agbor and Jesam Ikpi were listed as detainees.

Students at the FAAN Staff School who spoke to CrossRiverWatch also confirmed the incident and the arrest of the pupils by the police.

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