Thursday, February 27, 2020

Police re-arrest kidnap kingpin who escaped from custody

The Police Command in Cross River State on Thursday paraded 9 suspects before newsmen, among them is “one Raphael Nwanakwo Sam ‘M’ who is an alleged serial kidnap kingpin who escape from the DSS custody sometime in 2018 while he was under investigation”.

He was re-arrested on 20th February 2020 by men of the State Police command, Commissioner of Police in the State, Nkereuem Akpan said.

The Commissioner of Police who spoke on recent achievements of his command in combating crime in the State paraded a total of 9 suspects including the alleged kidnap kingpin with four others for the crime of kidnapping and four on the crime of robbery.

Asked if the alleged kidnap kingpin paraded was the same as one of his officers recently arrested by the army along with four other suspects for kidnapping, he said no but confirmed that a Police sergeant attached to the Zone Six Command is in custody of the Military undergoing interrogation in connection with cases of kidnapping.

He revealed that the alleged kingpin in their custody is helping with information and that investigation is ongoing.