Four persons have been arrested in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State for allegedly being involved in kidnap of two brothers of Mr Robert Bassey who the suspect claimed owed them.
The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr Austin Agbolahor, while parading the suspects said that the suspects took hostage of Robert Bassey’s brothers at Atimbo axis of the Calabar metropolis claiming that Robert owed them.
Representing the Commissioner of Police, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Irene Ugbo, said that the suspects were apprehended by police following a distress call from good Nigerians and the police anti- Cultism and Kidnapping Squad swung into action and surrounded the suspects.
But in a swift reaction to the allegations, a suspect who spoke to our correspondent stated that the allegation was false, adding that he and three others including a 29-year old DSS personnel, Eyo Bassey said the allegations were false, adding that he was being framed up by somebody who duped his friend, adding that he was accused because he wanted to assist a friend recover the cash that was dubiously collected from his friend in connection with admission racket.
According to one of the suspects who spoke to our reporters with tears, Mr Eyo Edet said he was 36 years old, debunked the allegations and claimed that the police apprehended them while trying to retrieve the money which two of the suspects gave to Mr Robert Bassey to help secure admission for the two friends to the University of Calabar.
Eyo dispelled allegations stressing that he wasn’t a kidnapper. “We are not kidnappers but we only wanted to get the money which Robert collected from us.”
A health worker with the municipality council said, “I don’t know anything concerning kidnapping as alleged by our accusers.”
Friday Nwagbara, Calabar