Police parade suspected killers of two cops

Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Friday paraded three suspected robbers over the alleged killing of a little boy, a private security officer and two policemen in the state.

The two cops were killed by the hoodlums at Tranquility Hotel, Nung Oku in Uyo Local Government Area of the state during a robbery operation.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, speaking at the command’s headquarters in Ikot Akpanabia, said the suspects who specialised in destroying Automated Teller Machines were arrested on July 10, 2021 by the operatives of the anti-robbery squad after being tracked down at an eatery along Abak Road while attempting to destroy another ATM.

The suspects included one Praise Nwagu, 30; Tony Ambrose, 41; and Sunday Edet Udo, 32 while items recovered from them included two gas cylinders filled with gas, two welding pipes, two shifting spanners and one Toyota Corolla with the number plate, BRR 437 RM

He said, “On July 10, 2021, at 9:53 am, following a tip-off that unknown hoodlums used a welding machine to maliciously destroy an Access Bank ATM at Oliver Twist, along Brook Street, Uyo and carted away N8m, operatives of anti-robbery squad traced the hoodlums to a fast food situated on Abak Road, while attempting to destroy another ATM and arrested them.’’



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