Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested 562 suspects for various offences in the last quarter of 2023.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Olatoye Durosinmi, revealed this at a news conference on Saturday in Uyo.

According to him, the operatives of the Command arrested the suspects for various crimes ranging from murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape and stealing.

He said a number of the suspects have been charged to court, and some of them granted bail while others are still under investigations.

He listed some of the offences to include pipeline vandalism and economic sabotage by one Godwin Ita Effiong, who conspired with four others to vandalise pipeline belonging to Frontier Oil and stole 18 jerry cans of 25 litres of crude oil on Nov. 18.

The CP added that during the period under review, one Francis Eze and Johnson Amadu, allegedly armed with a locally made gun, robbed a POS operator, one Glory Akpan, and carted away her POS machine, Android phone and N300,000.

Akwa Ibom: Police arrest 562 suspects in three months

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