The Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, CP Sikiru Kayode Akande has paraded the highest number of suspected criminals in recent times in the Southern senatorial district of the state
Parading the suspects on Friday, CP Akande said of the 109 suspects, 35 were cultists arrested at Hotpoint guest house in Bakassi local government area of the state.
Others paraded were suspected armed robbers, felons, arsonists, thieves, those brought in for unlawful possession of firearms, conspiracy as well a native doctor.
The CP explained that the command recovered 4 Keke NAPEP, five pumping machines, 3 motorcycles, 2 locally made guns with 3 cartridges, charms and other unidentified items suspected to be indian hemp from the suspects.
CP Akande said “It is our mandate and responsibility to keep updating you of our activities and our resolve to confront all forms of criminalities across the state which is yielding positive results.
“In doing this, the Command is determined to assure the general public that their constitutional Rights will at all times be respected as citizens of this great country. Our goal is to provide an enabling environment for everybody to go about his/her lawful businesses”.
He said the command will leave no stone unturned in her effort to rid the state of the activities of miscreants.
“I, therefore, use this medium to warn all criminal elements and perpetrators of heinous crimes to steer clear, as they will not be spared despite their satanic schemes.
“Finally, let me also reiterate that the IGP’s initiative/vision to criminalities across geo-political zones with the formation of Operations Restore Peace (RP) is already on course in the state and will be sustained maximally. It is on this premise that the Command enjoins Cross Riverians and good-spirited citizens to join hands with the Police to drastically reducing crime to the barest minimum” he pleaded.