Police arrest suspected crime kingpin, two others in C/River

Written by on April 19, 2022

Police in Cross River have arrested a suspected crime kingpin, Godswill Emmanuel, a.k.a Emperor and two members of his gang.

Commissioner of Police in Cross River, Mr Aminu Alhassan, confirmed the arrest on Monday in Calabar.



The gang members were said to have been responsible for the shooting of Gov. Ben Ayade’s Security Adviser, Mr Ani Esin, in 2018.

They were arrested at a hotel in Akampka Local Government Area of Cross River.

The Cross River government and the police declared `Emperor’ wanted in 2018 after he attacked and shot the governor’s security adviser in Calabar.

CP Alhassan said Emmanuel was arrested alongside Denis Onyekachi, and Edet Okon and that his men were battle-ready for criminals in the state.

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