The Akwa Ibom State Police command has arrested three suspects, Aniefiok Okon Willie, Iniobong Okon Eden and Joshua Bassey Asuquo for their alleged participation in the robbery at the National Youth Service Corps lodge in the State.
It could be recalled that the suspects had in July invaded the lodge located along Udo Ekong Ekwere street, off Information Drive and made away with corps members’ valuables such as laptops, cell phones and cash.
The Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi personally visited the scene in company of NYSC Coordinator and promised to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
In a statement by the command’s spokesman, Odiko Macdon on Thursday, he said the suspects have been arrested after a meticulous investigation by the anti-robbery squad of the command.
The statement tagged, “Arrest of NYSC Lodge Robbers”, reads in part: “Recall that sometime ago, on the 6th of July 2022, at about 01:30am to be precise, suspected armed robbers, invaded the NYSC lodge, located at Udo Ekong Street, Off information Drive in Uyo LGA, damaged the doors of the partially fenced building and dispossessed Corpers of their phones, jewelries, physical cash and other valuables.
“In a meticulous investigation, the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Command arrested the following suspects who have been on the run and responsible for terrorizing Aka Community and environs namely: Aniefiok Okon Willie, a.k.a ‘Akpan Efa’, Iniobong Okon Eden, a.k.a ‘Orok’, and Joshua Bassey Asuquo, a.k.a ‘Sim Card’ or ‘immortal’.”
The Command’s spokesperson said the suspects, who confessed to being responsible for the said robbery, had made many stunning revelations, including their membership of a confraternity, and also mentioned members of their gang still at large.