Female thugs suspected to be working for the interest of Otobong Aquila Akpan, the Special Assistant to the Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Students matters were on Tuesday arrested by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Akwa Ibom command of the Nigerian Police Force.
The thugs numbering about fifteen had four of their colleagues picked up at the NigerWives event centre along Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo when they allegedly acted on the instructions of Otobong Akpan to disrupt the first ever National Female students’ summit tagged behind the beautiful faces. Other suspects as at the time of filing in this report were at large.
They are said to have stormed the venue of the event roughly dressed while brandishing weapons of attack and after they had been denied entry into the hall for their actions, they stayed outside and attempted to create a stampede. This action of theirs attracted the attention of the organizers of the event who quickly called in the Police.
The police responded immediately and as at the time they arrived the venue, some of them (female thugs) had escaped while four were unlucky to escape. They were however handed over to the Police at B division, Ewet Housing Estate for further interrogations.
The Divisional Crime Officer, DCO of Ewet Housing Estate who personally took charge of the matter is said to have invited the four suspects and the Akwa Ibom Female Students President Idongesit Micah for interrogation yesterday.
During the interrogation, the four suspects who refused to name their sponsors are said to have opened up and confessed to the crime pleading that they were ill advised to attack the summit and attempt to stop the occasion.
A police source who confided in our reporter hinted that the suspects while interrogating with the police DCO had appealed to and begged the female students’ leader, Idongesit Micah to please forgive them as they will not be misled again into any action that is untoward. They appealed to the police to please pardon them as they have turned a new leaf and shall not get themselves involve in any activities that is capable of breaching the peace of the students community and the society in general.
The female Students Leader in Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Micah is said to have however forgiven the quartet with a call on them to be of good behavior in the society. Idongesit Micah is said to have said in the presence of the Police authority in Ewet Housing police station that he has forgiven them and that they should abide by their promise of being agent of positive development in the state.
The DCO on his own is said to have acknowledged the effort of Idongesit Micah in maintaining peace amongst the female students’ population. He called on the students to bury all differences and work towards building a peaceful society in Akwa Ibom State and beyond.