THE Akwa Ibom State police command says Operatives of the Command’s Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) have neutralized one Sunday Wisdom, a notorious armed robber and serial killer while attempting to evade arrest.
In a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, on Thursday, Wisdom who was in the command’s wanted list for robbing and killing innocent people in Ikot Ambang, Ikot Efun, Ikot Inuan, Itak, Ikot Osukpong, Okobo Ibiono all in Ibiono Local Government Area of the State was a remnant of a dreaded armed robbery gang, led by the late Malachi Uwem Friday.
The statement said Wisdom first shot at the police operatives who wanted to arrest him before he was overpowered.
According to the statement, “One of the most deadly armed robbers in the Akwa Ibom State Police Command’s wanted list, responsible for the murder of about thirteen (13) persons, and shooting of about twenty-two (22) others, who has dispossessed innocent Akwa Ibomites, mostly residents of Ikot Ambang, Ikot Efun, Ikot Inuan, Itak, Ikot Osukpong, Okobo Ibiono, etc in Ibiono LGA and parts of Uyo LGA, Wisdom Sunday Akpan, has been neutralised by Operatives of the Command’s Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Team while he was out for operation.
“The said Wisdom, who shot at Police Operatives while attempting to arrest him, is a remnant of a dreaded armed robbery gang, led by the late Malachi Uwem Friday.
“On 22nd July, he murdered one Nsikan Vincent Udo of Ikot Inua village at Ikot Efun junction and drove away with his new Q-link motorcycle.
“On the 8th of July, he shot and injured one Jesse Johnson and two others in a POS Shop at Ikot Ambang junction, while on the 5th of the same month, he shot and maimed one Augustina Dominic at her Supermarket.
“Many POS operators, filling stations, supermarket owners, market men and women have been dispossessed of millions of naira by Wisdom who succeeded in spreading a lot of fear before meeting his waterloo.”
The statement added that exhibits recovered from him are a locally reconstructed pump Action with the look of an AK-47, cartridges, a Q-link motorcycle, assorted charms, a mask, among others.
Meanwhile the State Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, while thanking Akwa Ibom people for providing useful intelligence and the gallant officers of SWAT and F-Division Ikot Ambang for the giant strides, warned criminal elements in the State to leave the State immediately or get ready to dance the new song.