The 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army in Calabar, has handed over three suspected armed robbers to the Police Command in Cross River for further investigation and prosecution.
The Officer Commanding, 13 Brigade Provost Company, Maj. Stanley Ikpeme, handed over the suspects to the police on behalf of the Commander, 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Abdullahi, at the Brigade barracks on Friday in Calabar.
He said that the suspects were arrested by army troops attached to the state joint security outfit “Operation Akpakwu,” in Calabar South on Feb. 14.
The suspects were arrested with a locally made pistol.
Ikpeme said that during preliminary investigation, one of the suspects confessed to have participated in several armed robbery operations in Calabar South.
He further alleged that the second suspect was an informant, adding that the third one was arrested on Feb. 19, at 8 Miles area of Calabar by the troops attached to Operation Akpakwu for alleged robbery.
“During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to being a member of Black Scorpion confraternity. He further mentioned the name of the leader of the cult group.
“You are please requested to furnish this office with the outcome of your investigation to enable us update our records,” he said.
ASP Igri Ewa, Assistant Police Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state, who received the suspects, said that the command would immediately commence investigation on the matter.