By CrossRiverWatch admin
Two men serving with the mobile police unit in Calabar have been arrested over the death of their colleague who was hacked to death last month by miscreants allegedly hired by a rival community in a land tussle.
CrossRiverWatch had reported that the mobile policeman was killed by thugs while he and two of his colleagues were providing cover for members of a rival community who were working on the disputed land. Thugs Gun Down Mobile Police In Calabar Over Land Dispute
While the thugs invaded the site with cutlasses, cudgels and other weapons and pounced on one of the mopol, eyewitnesses say his two colleagues ran away leaving the thugs to hack him to death and run away with his weapon, an AK47 rifle.
Our correspondent further gathered that, the Police high command in Calabar were infuriated by the action of the other two police officers and got them arrested.
In their statements which CrossRiverWatch also sighted, the duo claimed that when the thugs attacked them, they “shot at the thugs repeatedly but the bullets did not penetrate” while the thugs kept approaching them which is why they had to run.
A top police source who spoke to our correspondent under anonymity said: “The two mopol exemplify cowardice. They claim that they were shooting at the thugs and the bullets did not penetrate. What nonsense is that?
“Unfortunately, our bosses believe them and think they should be set free after leaving their colleague to die just like that. I think the only reason they are still holding them is because of the weapon that the criminals ran away with. Our detectives are on the trail of the criminals to see how we can recover the weapon.”
CrossRiverWatch further gathered than random arrests have been made by the Police and over 10 suspects are now at the State CID in relation to the death of the mopol.
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