Akwa Ibom Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robber, “Morale”; His Gang Members Gunned Down (Photos)

The Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a notorious armed robber, Kingsley Peter, a.k.a “Morale” after a robbery operation with his gang members. Four of the member were shot dead during a gun battle with police officers. Briefing newsmen on Friday, August 24, at the Command Headquarters in Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said five notorious armed robbers, led by Morale who is the gang leader, using three motorcycles robbed some persons along Aba road by Ikot Osurua before proceeding to a banking area along the same road to dispossess ATM customers and shops owners on Thursday.



Men of Ikot Ekpene Division trailed and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce shootout. Four of the armed robbers were shot dead.

Below is the full press statement:

Yesterday, being the 23rd day of August, 2018, at about 5pm, five notorious armed robbers, led by Kingsley Peter, a.k.a “Morale” who is the gang leader, using three motorcycles robbed some persons along Aba road by Ikot Osurua before proceeding to a banking area along the same road to dispossess ATM customers and shops owners. My men of Ikot Ekpene Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Benjamin Achegbani, trailed and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce shootout, four of the armed robbers were shot dead while one Akwaowo Daniel Umoren (m) of Ikot Inemme in Essien Udim Local Government Area was arrested with an AK47 with 60 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition.

Other exhibits recovered were;
# 5 locally made Pistols
# 8 live cartridges
# 2 Rounds of 5.56mm ammunition
# 1 AK47 magazine
# 3 Expended cartridges
# 2 Masks
# 6 Assorted Phones
# Three Motorcycles
# Physical cash of 63,000 (Sixty three thousand naira ) only.

Our preliminary investigation reveals that the same armed bandits were those responsible for the robbery at Gulfsafrin Filling Station, located at Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Essien Udim LGA, close to the residence of Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON.

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