… Suspects to be Paraded Soon
The Cross River State Police command has disclosed that it foiled what could have turned out to be another bloodbath in Calabar and that five cultists, including some government officials, have been arrested.
The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Inuwa Hafiz, who made this known, Monday, explained that the timely intervention of the Police saved the State capital from witnessing another round of mayhem, adding that those arrested were members of Klans confraternity.
According to the Police Boss, the suspects were holding meeting on Saturday April 21, at
the Aka Efa Town Hall in Calabar to put finishing touches on an alleged reprisal attack against another rival group, when the Police rounded them up.
He said the arrest was made possible when members of the public promptly alerted the Police.
“We have arrested five Klansmen while holding meeting in Calabar, Cross River State capital. The State Housing Police Division arrested the suspects among them some government officials and a personal assistant to one of the Commissioners in the State. The meeting was for a reprisal on the killings in Calabar by rival cult groups.
“This was made possible from information given by members of the public. The suspects had hands in many cult operations in Calabar. We have been closing in on them for some time now,” he stated.
The Commissioner called on members of the public to continue to volunteer information to the Police particularly when they notice unnecessary movement in their areas, adding “don’t wait until it happened, inform us on time, don’t wait until when there is a clash before you alert us, reports those meeting to us on time to enable us nip it in the bud.”
Also speaking, the Police Spokesman, ASP Irene Ugbo, said the suspects would be paraded and arraigned as soon as possible and that their identity would be made public during that period.