Gunman who stabbed DSS personnel to death arrested in Cross River

Cross River police
The murderer of the personnel of the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) Mr. Michael Orusede, has been arrested by a vigilante group in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Owojela's Blog recalls that Mr. Orusede was stabbed to death while trying to disarm an irate gunman on Thursday in Sankwala, headquarters of Obanliku LGA.
It was gathered that the deceased was stabbed when he attempted to pick up a gun that was surrendered by the irate gunman who daggered him in the chest.
The gunman had also in the process shot the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Obanliku Police Division, Mr. Effiong Okon, at close range before escaping from the scene of the incident.
On Monday, the alleged gunman who was identified as Emmanuel Kpongkpong tried to escape to Cameroon but was arrested in the Bomaji Mountain in Boki LGA.
One of the residents in Sankwala, Mr. Thomas Okwan, said that the vigilante group swung into action after their village head was arrested by the police and ordered to produce the killer.
“The suspect has been taken to the state Criminal Investigation Department in Calabar. The village head of Sankwala was arrested by the police in Obanliku Division and he was given an order to produce the gunman.
“The arrested village head directed the vigilante group, made up of youth leaders of various communities, to look for the gunman, which they did. They arrested the gunman in Bomaji Mountain while attempting to escape to Cameroon.
“The youths brought Emmanuel Kpongkpong to the police station and used him to secure the release of their village head.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
“Yes, I can confirm that the killer of the DSS officer has been arrested. He was arrested on Sunday and he has been brought to Calabar. He will be charged to court very soon,” she added.