Two suspected robbers killed, eight arrested in Akwa Ibom
The Akwa Ibom State police command has killed two suspected robbers and arrested eight.
The two suspects were confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital while eight of them from the same
gang are being held in police custody
A statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, on Friday, said the command also
arrested three suspected cultists at Ikot Atai village in Itu LGA, who allegedly robbed and inflicted pains on
their victims with machete cuts
Items recovered from the suspected robbers include two locally made pistols, two axes, 86 live cartridges,
5 expended cartridges, charms, the sum of N9,150.00 cash, one airtel sim card, and four big bags.
The statement reads, “On 25/11/2020, at about 2200hrs, a distress call was received about an ongoing
armed robbery operation at Obo Annang Junction in Essien Udim Local Government Area.
“A combined team of operatives, coordinated by the Area Commander Ikot Ekpene, ACP Nasir Kankarofo,
led to an exchange of gunfire with the hoodlums, one Pius Ubong and Sunny (other names unknown)
were hit and confirmed dead after being taken to the hospital while Stephen Dominic, age 20 years,
Sunday Akpan, 22 years, and Friday Emmanuel Akpan, 32 years, all-male and members of the same
gang were arrested.
“The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects: Two locally made pistols, two locally
made pistols, two axes, 86 live cartridges, 5 expended cartridges, charms, the sum of N9,150.00 cash,
one airtel sim card and four big bags.