Govt demolishes suspected kidnappers’ houses in Calabar

The Cross River State Government on Thursday demolished houses belonging to suspected kidnappers in the Calabar Municipal Area.The houses were pulled down shortly after the suspects were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh.The suspects are Nse Nse  Otu, 31, also known as the Lion whose house is located at 31, Akim Road close to the University of Calabar, and Louis Bassey whose apartment is located along Marian Road.

The two houses were brought down by bulldozers watched by the anti-kidnapping unit of the Cross River State Police Command

The two kidnap suspects were arrested alongside four others for kidnapping Mrs Ekwele Agube the wife of Justice Ignatius Agube and the killing of  her aide in July.

The other four suspects are Christopher Effa Eyo, 28; Bassey Effiong, 30;  Etim Effiong, 30; and Edet Ebe, 29.

The Permanent Secretary in the State Security Adviser’s office, Dr Alfred Mboto, who led the demolition, warned that “anyone arrested for kidnapping, cultism and drug related offences would have his property pulled down except the person lives in a family house or rented apartment.”

According to him, the state has zero tolerance for criminal activity and warned that all those arrested for the kidnapping of Justice Agube’s wife  would be charged to court soon.

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