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NGO Director Loses Car to Car Thieves in Calabar

The car belonging to the Country of Citizens’ Solution Network (CSN), Mr Richard Inoyo has been stolen in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

CONVERSEER learned that the car, a gold colour Toyota Camry with plate number: HA 107-ABC, Chassis Number: 4T1BG22K2V0774308, and Engine Number: 357696264 was stolen at about 9 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 5)

According to a statement by Olaitan Akinlawon, National Secretary of Citizens’ Solution Network on Monday (Oct. 9), efforts by the Nigeria Police and concerned individuals to recover the stolen car have been in futility.

The statement also called for support from the public and the state government to ensure the mobility of the organisation is not retarded.

“About 9 am on Thursday, 5th October 2023, 5 days ago, the official car of our Country Director, Richard Inoyo was stolen inside his street in Calabar where he resides. The stolen car is a gold Toyota Camry with plate number: HA 107-ABC, Chassis Number: 4T1BG22K2V0774308, and Engine Number: 357696264.

“Series of efforts by the Nigeria Police Force and from goodwill individuals have been made to retrieve the car, but as we speak, the car is still out of sight and out of reach.

“This development of car theft on our organisation has critically affected the works we do and the civic intervention services we render to underprivileged individuals, rights abuse victims, and underserved communities across the LGAs of the State and the country at large who depend on our legal efforts and material supports to seek justice and secure new balance when they suffer unexpected challenges and problems.

“Emerging crime report now shows that car theft is now the dominant crime in the State Capital with some 3 cars missing on the 5th of October, 2023, the same day that of our organisation’s official car was stolen.

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“The implication of this is that, as the Carnival Calabar draws closer, this will further discourage tourists and visitors from visiting the State; because nobody wants to have their car parked and stolen due to the security breach and under-equipped intelligence in the State.

“As we call on the State government and the various security institutions to do more to improve the security conditions and provisions within the State especially as regards clandestine street cameras in key areas, and joint security collaboration, we wish to remind everyone that security is the first and fundamental job description of every state government to her citizens.

“Let it be on public registry, Citizens’ Solution Network does not apply for foreign aid neither does our organisation utilise grants from foreign countries nor take money from international institutions; we only and solely depend on the goodwill of well-meaning citizens and compassionate public and private institutions to deliver the vital interventions and works we carry out. We believe in our collective programmes and initiatives as citizens to solve our state and national problems without foreign institutions’ finance or support, and this is the fundamental principle that guides our organisation and the essence of our name, Citizens’ Solution Network.

“That said, as a government that prides itself as a compassionate one with people’s first mantra, we shall be pleased if the Cross River State Government can assist in enabling Citizens’ Solution Network to retrieve the above-stolen car or assist in securing a new car (in the absence of the above) to continue reaching out to remote communities where its services are largely needed so as to contain the ongoing disruptive impart this car-theft has brought to our organisation within Cross River State.

“For organisations and good-hearted citizens who wish to donate to Citizens’ Solution Network so as to enable us to overcome this vehicle theft challenge and aid our works in love, strength and faith as captured in our national anthem, kindly transfer your donations to our Credit Administration Managers:

Account Name: People and Resources International
Account Number: 0046730346
Bank: Stanbic IBTC Bank.

“NB: All donation receipts should be sent to +234 814 214 7410 or Contact our Country Director on +234 806 721 2340.”

Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom
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