Calabar: Police arrest mastermind of CICC looting, recover over 1,000 chairs



The Cross River State Police Command Monday announced the arrest of one Johnson Richard-Inem, the alleged mastermind of the Oct. 24 looting and vandalism at the Calabar Conference Centre.
The Command also disclosed that items chillers, over 1000 pieces of customised chairs and customised designer carpets, among items, were recovered from the suspect.
The State Police Commisioner, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh, told journalists Monday in Calabar that Richard-Inem, who is an automobile mechanic, was arrested at Esuk Otu, behind Calabar, with the items.
“We arrested the suspect based actionable intelligence the house-to-house search which started Sunday in the state.
“We have put plain cloth personnel in place to cultivate intelligence and to ensure that all perpetrators and receivers are arrested and brought to .
“Anyone who still has looted items in their possession is warned to return them within the next 24 hours. So far, we have recovered over 1000 customised chairs, chillers, rug carpets, air conditioners and many items.
“We are not resting on our oars; we also want to urge traditional rulers and religious leaders to make announcements in their various domains by urging those who took government property to return them immediately,” he said. (NAN)
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