FIVE- man robbery gang said to be tormenting the livese of the people of Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force.
The suspected robbers were; Promise Ezekiel, Idongesit Etim, Cosmas Udotia, Moses Etim and Godwin Essien, following a distress call to operatives of the police division.
National Light crime reporter in Uyo, learnt that the men of the underworld invaded the Full Gospel Church, Abak, with machetes, axes and other dangerous weapons, held members hostage and dispossessed them of their phones and money.
In another development, the Ikot Abasi Police Division has arrested one Eno-obong Ita Ibong and Ikobong William Udo from Oruk Anam Local Government Area.
They were alleged to have blocked one Ufot Thompson along Ikot Okwo Road, Ikot Abasi and robbed him of his Q-link 125 motor cycle.
On their arrest, the motorcycle with registration no Ns 228 QH was recovered. Also recovered from the robbers were one locally made pistol and live cartridges.
Meanwhile, a yet to be identified murderer has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police, Abak Division. The suspect was said to have on Wednesday last week, hired a mini bus driver in Abak to transport his house properties from his Ediene Ikot Oku Ubana residence to Port-Harcourt.
It was gathered that on reaching his rented apartment, the evil murderer who had plan to kill the innocent driver, told him to help transfer the goods from inside into the vehicle.
When the driver accepted, he removed his matched and dealt a hard one on the driver’s neck, the deceased driver was said to have summoned courage and raised an alarm that attracted passers-by who intervened and arrested the murderer.
National light gathered that he has been handed over to the police while the driver later died in the hospital.
During police investigations, two shot guns, three motor cycles were recovered in the apartment of the murderer.