24 August 2019
Stop and Search operations by the Cross River Command of the Nigerian Police has recovered a stolen vehicle belonging to the Reverend Sisters of Nativity Convent Okwunga – Ugbokolo Village in Benue State NEGROIDHAVEN can say authoritatively.
According to the Commissioner of Police Austine Agbonlahor in his frequent briefings to pressmen in Calabar the state capital city held Friday, a white Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number APP 786 AS was recovered from two suspects Okoh Austine a male of Maraba Satellite Town on Abuja and Oru Nkiri a male of Mkpot – Etung LGA in Cross River.
CP Agbonlahor's words, 'Following a report that some Reverend Sisters of Nativity Convent Okwunga – Ugbokolo Village in Benue were attacked by armed robbers and their Toyota Hiace Bus colour white, Reg. No. APP 786 AS Lagos with the inscription branded Sister of Nativity was stolen.
'Operation Puff Adder Team swiftly swung into action and carried out thorough stop and search. It was in the process two suspects Okoh Austine 'm' of Maraba Satellite Town, Abuja and Oru Nkiri Okpa 'm' of Mkpot – Etung local government area of Cross River State respectively, were arrested and the said bus recovered. The suspects have confessed to the crime.
Stolen Vehicle in Lagos Recovered in Cross River
CP Agbonlahor further informed the press that operatives from the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) arrested one Boniface Obiora Nwakama of 18 NEPA Road in Ikom with one Peugeot 807 with registration number ISK 392 FL in his possession. Nwakama who was later discovered to be Kufre Abasi could not account satisfactorily for a second number plate found in the stolen vehicle. The real owner of the vehicle was later identified to be Obiora Nwakama of Christo Ventures of 142 Okota Road in Isolo in faraway Lagos State.
All these crime were intercepted in the month of August. And were successful through collaborative efforts between the police, citizenry and sister security agencies.