The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Andrew Amiengheme who disclosed this to newsmen weekend at the Police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, said the suspects were arrested following the quick deployment of Anti-Riot Policemen in conjunction with the efforts of other sister security agencies such as the Army and Department of State Service (DSS).
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested ten suspects in connection with the violence carried out in Uyo, the State capital Thursday night.
Amiengheme who listed names of the suspects to include Victor Effiong, Emediong James (female), Imedimfon James; Isaac John Udoh, Sunday James, Wisdom Reuben, Ntiefon Robbert, Akaninyene Livinus, Enobong Sunday, and Isaac Udo, also disclosed that stolen items worth millions of naira were recovered the same day.
He said he had gone round to assess the damages done during the mayhem, and commended the State government for its timely intervention through the imposition of the curfew that assisted in restoring normalcy in the state.
His words, “It is with a heart full of pains that I address you today. The events of the last 24 hours have given me and every concerned Akwa Ibomite a great course for concern. As the lead agency in internal security, we have great respect for peaceful protest and we have acted professionally during its progression in the State.
“However, yesterday, some youths with evil intentions in the guise of #ENDSARS went about vandalizing, looting and burning some Government and private property including the Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC), Anchor Insurance, De Choice Shopping Mall, L.G showroom, and Access Bank Plc.