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Siblings Arrested While Planning To Kidnap Peace Garden Hotel MD In Calabar

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Siblings Arrested While Planning To Kidnap Peace Garden Hotel MD In Calabar

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August 30, 2016 – Siblings Arrested While Planning To Kidnap Peace Garden Hotel MD In Calabar

2 brothers, Patrick Richard Etok (22) and Roland Richard Etok (16), of No. 14 Ikot Efa Lane, Calabar, Cross River State, have been arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap the Managing Director of Peace Garden Hotel, Calabar, Okon Nsi.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, who also paraded 13 others for various crimes, such as armed robbery, said the two brothers were also found with two locally-made revolver pistols, one locally-made Beretta pistol and 10 rounds of .9mm live ammunition.

Briefing journalists in Calabar yesterday, the commissioner said a third suspect, whose name he gave as Promise, escaped on sighting the police. According to him, efforts are being made to track Promise down.

He said: “On August 16, about 8p.m., a surveillance team from State Housing Police Station led by ASP Ekhator Osunde, received a distress call that some group of armed boys were about to kidnap Okon John Nsi, the Managing Director of Peace Garden Hotel, located on Old Odukpani Road, Calabar.”

Ozi-Obeh explained that based on the information, the police swung into action and arrested the two brothers while their friend escaped. Also paraded were Mgbeje Uguge (24), Wisdom Betian (26) and Julius Afakel (27), among others who, allegedly invaded the premises of Ajuwon Tolu and carted away HP laptops, Techno Ipad, Nokia phones worth N549,200 as well as a cash of N81,000.

The police boss, who appealed to the public to avail the police of information in their locality, said his command would continue to work hard to reduce the crime rate in the state. Ozi-Obeh also promised to put mechanism in place to check crime in the ‘ember months.’

He said: “We are ready to work but we need information to act upon. We are heading to the ‘ember months’ and we are working hard. “As you can see, the state has been quite calm in the last one month and during this period of yam festivals, communities like Yakurr that had some problems have been celebrating the festival peacefully.”



  1. D Hunter

    August 30, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    Untill the FG place a capital punishment on kidnappers the trend will continue to boom in Naija. It could get to a point that a Pastor who‘s not getting enough Tithes and offerings in his Church anylonger will contemplate kidnapping a fellow Pastor who is doing far better.

    On the other hand, my question here is are they sure this report is true? Now, how many Fulani herdsmen have they (police) ever arrested for any kidnapping crime or with any weapons inspite of all the AK47/49s they parade about with intimidating peasant farmers and attacking unsuspecting innocent law abiding villagers?
    There is God o…

    I take a stroll…

  2. red

    August 30, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    16 & 22 year old KIDNAPPERS & siblings! !! Wow.SPEECHLESS

  3. sola olaniyi

    August 30, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    lazy fools…rot in jail

  4. Maryf

    August 30, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Serves them right. Fools

  5. fifelomo

    August 30, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Hmmm, sibling engaged in a dirty job? “KIDNAPPING” Too bad. For all I care they can rot in jail.

  6. huchennar

    August 30, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    @red you don’t have to be speechless that is way the country is now.. kidnapping has been ranked no1 on jobs ranking in Nigeria.. for a boy of 16yrs old his only trying to build up is carrier in the latest profession but unfortunately for him his gonna do that in jail.


  7. Big Aunty Koks

    August 30, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Well, people dream of establishing family business so maybe kidnapping is the version these ones fancy. Their parents must be evil and must be those types that are forever feeding their kids with stories of hate and envy towards “rich people” . Longer throat ye ye people. Mchweeeeeeew !!!

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