Connect with us

National News

Police arrests bank robbery suspects in Akwa ibom

Published

on

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command  arrested three suspected members of a gang involved in robbery of bank customers.

The suspects, identified as Hyacinth Bright, Menford John and John Chibueze, were arrested at Eket on November 3, at about 14.15pm, according to the police.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, told journalists in Uyo that the suspects were arrested following a distress call that armed robbers were operating at a fast food restaurant opposite First Bank in Eket.

He disclosed that one Nkereuwem Akpan, who withdrew N1m from the bank was trailed and blocked by the suspects and robbed of the said amount.

Muazu said, “It will interest you to know that we have finally arrested the notorious gang responsible for a series of bank-related robberies in the state.

“The suspects, namely Hyacinth Bright; Menford John, and John Chibueze, were arrested on November 3, 2017 at about 14.15 hours, at Eket, following a sustained monitoring.

“Our team at Eket received a distress call that armed robbery operation was ongoing at a fast food restaurant, Food Affairs, opposite First Bank, Eket.

“One Nkereuwem Akpan withdrew N1m from First Bank, Eket. The robbery suspects trailed, blocked the man and carted away his money.

“We have also recovered one Toyota Avalon with registration number Anambra NCH 28 ST, with ignition key, N521,300, one Techno phone, different Automated Teller Machine cards and more from the hoodlums.”

The police commissioner also disclosed that the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad on Tuesday arrested four kidnappers at Etim Ekpo and recovered two locally-made pistols from them.

He said 104 suspects had been arrested in the state in the past one month for various offences ranging from cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery, child stealing/selling to other crimes.

“Two AK47 rifles with three magazines and 18 rounds of live ammunition had been recovered from the hoodlums; one assault rifle; two pump-action gun; one berretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition; eight locally-made pistols and one single-barreled gun with 12 live cartridges have been recovered.

“One Lexus jeep, one Toyota Corolla and one Toyota Camry; and a cash of N2,870,000 were recovered from the hoodlums,” Muazu said.

One of the suspects, Bright, 31, who is an indigene of Onne in Rivers State, told Southern City News that he was a father of three children.

He confessed to robbing the First Bank customer of the money.

“I was arrested not with arms but with N500,000. I robbed a customer of First Bank of the money. Somebody withdrew and misplaced the money, so, I picked it up from where he left the money. I just started this business about a year ago.

“I have not killed any of my victims. I don’t rob banks but only the people that come from the banks. I don’t hang around bank premises. If somebody withdraws money, I will know. I don’t use charms. I enter the bank, and pretend to be filling tellers while waiting for those who will withdraw large sums. I know how much each person will withdraw.

“As at 2013, I used to vandalise oil pipelines at Onega. I used some of the money I made to establish a boutique in Eket,” he said.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper)

National News

Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

Published

on

A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

Continue Reading

National News

Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

Published

on

A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

Continue Reading

National News

Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Published

on

Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

Continue Reading

Trending