A gang robbed a car of about N8m in calabar but met waterloo in Uyo while trying to pawn it for a mere N1m.
The Cross River State Police Command has smashed a three-man robbery gang while recovering a 2018 Corolla Toyota worth over millions of naira.
The operation which was spearheaded by Anti Kidnapping/Cultism Team ,AKCT tracked the gang from Calabar to Uyo in Akwa Ibom Stare where they were apprehended after robbing their victim in his house before taking his car .
Records showed that they had already put up the car which is currently being sold between N7.5 million and N8 million for just N1 million naira at a Car stand in Uyo before the crack team apprehended 3 of the gang members .
Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, in Calabar ,the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, said they would never relent in giving criminals a run for thier money as the police was determined to rid the state of all forms of crime and criminality.
His words :”In line with our open door policy at it concerns information sharing by giving the people feed back as well as carrying the people of Cross River State along in our progress and achievement ,we have just apprehended a notorious robbery gang who specializes in robbing filling stations and snatching cars .
“After robbing their victim in Calabar ,they took his 2018 Toyota Corolla which cost over 8 million to a car stand at Uyo without knowing that we were tracking them .
“They were intercepted at about 12: 00 midnight , Tuesday in synergy with our people in Akwa Ibom ,we arrested them and brought them back to Calabar and they all confessed to the crime and will be charged to Court immediately investigation is concluded ,” he said .
Speaking further ,he also disclosed that a group of cultists who also mastermind native wars around Ekori in Yakurr Local government area were arrested by the Ekori division of the Nigeria Police .
He said :” We are all out to deal with criminals ,no stone shall be left unturned ,all criminal have heard the position of the government and we are here to enforcement that by ensuring that Cross Riverians sleep with their two eyes closed .
” Our men are highly motivated and thier morale have been boosted ,all criminal element in the state should take note that we have both plane cloth and uniform policemen especially during this Yuletide to ensure their peace in Cross River, he said .
One of the Suspect,28 year old Francis Archbong said he didn’t know the value of the car that was why they wanted to sell the car for 1 million naira .