Police nap kidnap suspect in Cross River

From Nsa Gill, Calabar


Police in Cross River State have arrested Ekpe Nkombe a.k.a Lion, for the kidnap of Mrs. Patricia Orok, wife of a former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Orok.

Commissioner of Police Abdulkadir Jimoh said the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad (ACKS) acted on a tip off.

Jimoh said: “We received a distress call and the ACKS in Akampka swung into action and Nkombe was arrested. Lion who was earlier sighted making calls around the vicinity few minutes before the kidnap operation was arrested on reasonable suspicion.

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“Ten 7.62MM live ammunition were recovered and investigation is on.”


It was gathered that Nkombe, on sighting policemen, smashed his phone, perhaps to obstruct investigation and destroy other incriminating evidence.

Mrs. Orok was abducted from her home at Uyangha in Akampka Local Government Area on Sunday and taken to an unknown destination by six gunmen.

She was eventually rescued and had since reunited with her family.