The state Commissioner of Police Mr Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, in Cross River State Police Command on Wednesday revealed how they killed one suspected criminal and arrested six others immediately after they received call from good citizens, informing them about the ongoing robbery at the micro-finance bank in Calabar.
The incident happened on Tuesday November 15 along Mayne Avenue by Inyang Street in the Calabar South axis of the metropolis, according to Ozi-Obeh, who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters.
“On November 15, 2016, men of the surveillance team attached to the Atakpa Division received a distress call of a bank robbery in Calabar South.
“My men immediately swung into action and confronted the gang in a serious gun battle which eventually led to the death of one of them by name Alex.
“We also arrested six of them and when searched, we recovered one black Toyota Camry without number plate; one locally made pistol, pump-top handset, phones, ATM cards and others.
“Out of the six suspects arrested, one of them is in the hospital receiving treatment after receiving serious gun shots. I must respectfully commend members of the public who availed us the useful information that led to the arrest of these suspects.”