A number of armed robbery and kidnap suspects on Sunday escaped from custody at the Cross River Police Command headquarters at Diamond Hill, Calabar.
Irene Ugbo, the Public Relations Officer of the Cross River Police Command, confirmed the incident in an interview on Monday.
It is speculated that 19 suspects escaped from the police cell.
Ugbo, however, insisted that only three escaped, adding that the suspects were caught.
“Only three escaped. Two of them were gunned down while one was rearrested.
“The girlfriend of one of the suspects procured the saw which was used to cut the lock before they escaped,” Ugbo told the Punch.
The newspaper quoted a source as saying that: “The station guard and some other officers are being detained.”