THE two suspects that were arrested for smuggling 140 different species of snakes and 660 other animals into Nigeria from Cameroon have disappeared from the custody of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services in Cross River State. have reportedly disappeared.
The suspects, Julius Novigana and Victor Agbor, upon arrest were handed over to officials of the NAQS on July 26 by the Customs Area Comptroller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone, Cross River and Akwa Ibom Commands.
The state director in charge of the NAQS, Mr. Sunday Ukut, on Friday told the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, that the two suspects had disappeared.
“Just two persons were brought here and we have no clue where they have disappeared to,” Ukut simply told Jubril on Friday.