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Police confirm arrest of 4 suspected kidnappers, 2 cult kingpins in Akwa Ibom

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Akwa Ibom Police Command on Monday confirmed the arrest of four suspected kidnappers and two notorious cultists terrorising Eket Local Government Area and it’s environs in the area.

Odiko MacDon, the State Police Public Relations Officer disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

Mr MacDon, a deputy superintendent of police, said investigation was ongoing on the matter and that the suspected were arrested between last week and December 31.

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“There was an attempted kidnap in Eket sometimes last week, and the victim luckily escaped and four suspects have been arrested and presently in police custody,” Mr MacDon said.

He said that, “the story making the rounds is true, investigations is still ongoing to ascertain the extent of their culpability, but they were found with the kidnapped materials.”

Also speaking, a source who claimed anonymity told NAN that the suspected kidnappers abducted their victim at Mountain of fire road in Eket, while the two notorious cultists were apprehended by some youth after they had beaten up their victim on Sunday and collect his phone along hospital road in Ikot Ebok community in Eket.

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The cult kingpins named Jonny Monday alias ‘F**k no pay’ and Victor Udosen, ‘Lords’, were apprehended along  hospital road and handed over to the police in Eket.

“The suspected cultists were beaten up by some youths at hospital road and in the process, one suspected cultist gun fell off his hand.

“The youths held and beat them and quickly informed the police who arrested them and took them to Eket Police Headquarters.”

NAN reports that the police had earlier declared the duo wanted.

The then commissioner of police, Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, now the AIG Zone 6 Calabar, had accused Monday of killing a staff of a multinational oil company in Ibeno local government area of the state.

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He alleged that Monday killed the staff, known as Bello on June 12, 2018, at Atai Ndon in Eket Local Government Area of the state.

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