Police have arrested a three-man gang suspected to specialise in using tricycles to rob and r*pe unsuspecting victims along major streets and towns in Akwa Ibom.
Parading the suspects at the police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, the police public relations officer, Cordelia Nwaiwe, said that the criminals used such to hypnotise their victims, by taking them to unknown places to carry out their nefarious acts.
She gave their names as, James Etim, Utibe Archibong and Mberebong Peter.
The suspects according to the PPRO were arrested following a tip-off from one of their victims, a female student of the University of Uyo.
According to her, before their arrest, reports had reached the command from female members of the public who had fallen victims to the nefarious activities of this gang.
Explaining further, she said that the suspected criminal usually pretended as if they were commercial motorcycle operators by plying routes where they had planted their partners in crime which they would deceive by picking these persons to help actualize their plans.