The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested three suspects who allegedly robbed corps members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) lodge in Uyo on July 6.

The police spokesman in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, who disclosed this in a statement in Uyo on Thursday, said the suspects allegedly confessed to the crime.

“Recall that sometime on July 6, at about 01:30a.m, suspected armed robbers invaded the NYSC lodge, located at Udo Ekong Street, off Information Drive in Uyo LGA.

“They damaged the doors of the partially fenced building and dispossessed corps members of their phones, jewelleries, physical cash and other valuables.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, who at the time personally visited the scene in company of the state NYSC Coordinator, vowed to bring the perpetrators to book,” he said.

Macdon said that the suspects were arrested following meticulous investigation.

“The Anti-Robbery Squad of the Command arrested the suspects who have been on the run and responsible for terrorising Aka community and environs.

“Suspects confessed to being responsible for the said robbery.

“Made many stunning revelations including their membership of a confraternity, and mentioned other members of their gang now at large,” he added.

The spokesman said the CP had vowed to track and arrest other suspects still on the run.

Macdon also said a man who allegedly impregnated a minor and murdered her was also arrested by the police.

He said that the suspect impregnated the 13-year-old girl and secretly procured an abortion for her, but she died in the process.

The spokesman said the commissioner of police has directed that the case be transferred to the homicide section for discreet investigation.

He called on parents to pay more attention on the whereabouts and behaviours of their children to prevent sexual abuse and social vices.