Notorious kidnapper arrested in Cross River

Notorious kidnapper arrested in Cross River

Police in Cross River State have arrested one Ekpe Nkombe popularly known as ‘Lion’, for the kidnap of Mrs. Patricia Orok, wife of a former member of House of Rep., Prince Orok.

Commissioner of Police Abdulkadir Jimoh said the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad (ACKS) made the brave action in arresting the culprit.

Jimoh said: “We received a distress call and the ACKS in Akampka and did their job getting Nkombe arrested.

Lion was sighted around the vicinity making calls before the kidnap operation, he was arrested on reasonable suspicion.


Ten 7.62MM live ammunitions were been recovered while investigation is till ongoing.

It was also reported that Nkombe smashed his phone, to obstruct further investigation and destroy other incriminating evidence.

Mrs. Orok was said to be kidnapped from her home at Uyangha in Akampka Local Government Area on Sunday and taken to an unknown destination.

She was eventually rescued and had been with her family.

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