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Five Kidnapped Policemen in Cross River Are Released
An ASP and two other policemen were kidnapped while investigating the killing of five women in the Ndon Owong community in the Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State on suspicion of witchcraft.
In Calabar on Tuesday, Cross River Police Spokesperson SP Irene Ugbo revealed that the officers had been rescued the previous day by the Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Squad (ACKS) of the Command, commanded by SP Awodi Abdulhameed.
According to reports, five persons were slaughtered by local teenagers who blamed witchcraft for bad things happening in Ndon Owong. After the murders, a shallow grave was dug and the five victims were interred. Read more: Defense motions in bicyclist’s death trial dismissed Tuesday
police officers were taken captive by the teens before being rescued during an investigation into the killings.
Ugbo further reported that two people were arrested for the five women’s deaths and the officers who were taken, hostage.
Our constitution does not recognize witchcraft, so no one can simply decide to ignore the law. If they had a legitimate grievance, they should have sought a peaceful resolution without resorting to violence.
“Over what I called baseless accusations, five people were brutally murdered and buried in a shallow grave deep within the forest.
She declared that the act was “barbaric,” “unacceptable,” and that “we will leave no stone unturned” in prosecuting those responsible. Read more: Harmony Montgomery, Adam Montgomery’s Daughter, Was Murdered
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