Nasarawa Gubar: Police gives strict warning to residents

Mobile phone snatcher and handset caught in Cross River

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Calabar Zone 6, arrested the phone snatchers and the receiver.

The suspects reportedly snatched the mobile phone during the just-concluded Calabar Carnival.

Zone 6 professional SP Nelson Okpabi confirmed the arrest in a statement released on Friday evening.

“On August 18, 2023, Mr. Edwin Effiong Edet, 23 years old, resident of No. 5, Ikot Ekpo Street, Calabar City, was arrested in connection with the snatching of a Techno Spark 7P mobile phone along Tinapa Road on August 10, 2023. He was arrested for possession of a certain pastor, Ecom Smart.

“Similarly, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Mu (23 years old) and Mr. Haruna Adamu Mu (25 years old) of Bogobili 13/14, Calabar, drove a Toyota Hilux at Eleven-Eleven on December 10, 2023. Arrested on December 21, 2023 for malicious damage.Carol Night and Theft Calabar (1) Redmi Smart Note '8' worth ₦250,000 (2) Samsung Galaxy A59 One 5G unit is worth ₦500,000 (3) Jewelry is worth ₦800,000 and belongs to Pastor Caleb James.”

Mr Okpabi said a Tecno Spark 7P, a Redmi Smart Note '8' and a Samsung Galaxy A59 5G were recovered during a search of the suspect's home.

In their confessions, they said they had received the items from their purveyors, but denied any involvement in the theft.

The statement also confirmed the recovery of a silver Toyota Corolla car with registration number BWR 973 CL, VIN: 2T1BR32EX4C218077, owned by one Edma Jonah.

The car was snatched at gunpoint in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, but was later spotted in Calabar city.

“Surveillance was set up and a vehicle was recovered from Mr. Daniel Isuku John, 24, of 50 Abang Assen Street, Calabar. He fraudulently obtained a new vehicle license and registered the registration number as BJE 445 TY. Changed to

“The suspects have made useful statements to police and arraignment will be held at the end of the investigation,” he said.

Mr. Okpabi said AIG Jonathan Towle advised the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states to conduct lawful business and rely on the police and sister security agencies for the safety of lives and property. I told you.


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