Police Capture Notorious Kidnapper, Kufre Ekpo In Calabar

A notorious kidnap kingpin, Kufre Ekpo Etim a.k.a ‘Romance’ who has been terrorizing Calabar metropolis and its environs and some parts of Akwa Ibom has been apprehended by SP Ogini Chukwuma led Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Squad, ACKS, Cross River state.

It was gathered that the kidnap kingpin and armed robber who has killed scores and kidnapped dozens of medical doctors, lecturers especially from UNICAL, a businesswoman ( Mrs. Abomina), and a wife of a popular journalist was arrested based on credible intelligence by Ogini’s Men behind UNICROSS at about 3:00 pm on Tuesday.

Findings showed that an undercover team from AKCS swung into action after receiving credible intelligence that Romance who has been on Government/ Police wanted list fir three years was in the area.

A security source who pleaded anonymity said he was apprehended after an a gun duel which left him incapacitated, while other gang members escaped.

When contacted on telephone late Tuesday, the Cross River state Commissioner of Police, CP Sule Balarabe who confirmed the arrest said that it was a big win for the police, the government, and the good people of the state.

“The notorious kidnap kingpin has been terrorizing Cross River and part of a neighboring state for years, we are glad that he has been apprehended, he has been on the wanted list for three years and we finally picked him up, ” CP Sule said.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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