A serving police officer in Cross River State has been arrested for allegedly being behind many rampant kidnapping cases in the state.

The suspect was alleged to be the ringleader of a gang of five. The other five members were also arrested in Calabar.

The suspects were allegedly arrested by special security squad popularly known as operation Skolombo.

A source stated that the special squad arrested the policeman and other suspects in the early hours of Monday upon intelligence reports.

The source disclosed that the policeman who is reported to be very rich with landed properties in Calabar is being detained at the Eburutu army barracks on the outskirts of Calabar.

He confirmed that the security officers were able to secure the release of Mr Maurice Archibong, the accountant of the state owned Nigerian Chronicle newspaper who was kidnapped about a week ago.

Source: Daily Post

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