Police Detain Four For Murder In Obanliku

In Breaking News

By Aplefe Ojong

Not fewer than four suspected gangsters have been arrested in Obanliku over the murder of one person.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that last night, some group of gangsters got into a fight in Obanliku, about 23 kilometers from Obudu, where they left one dead.

The police later arrested 4 suspects who were detained at the poorly manned Obanliku police post overnight.

In 2014, CrossRiverWatch had reported that an angry mob attacked the Obanliku Police station in September 2014 and burnt the station, which was housed in a rented apartment, after it was alleged that some policemen at the station were involved in a robbery incident.

Angry youths had besieged the police station as early as 4am after a prominent son of the town was robbed and killed by suspected policemen disguised as robbers and burnt down motorcycles and vehicles parked in the premises.

Consequently, the local government didn’t have a police station until they got the present post which is poorly secured.

Security sources informed CrossRiverWatch that due to the porous security at the police post, there was a protest and attempt to forcefully remove the suspects by “some hoodlums.”

“The military were brought in this morning to join the police in combating that threat and the suspects have been moved to Obudu division from where they will be moved to the state CID headquarters in Calabar.” Our source said.

Until Press time, the names of the suspects and the deceased had not been released by the police.

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