Akwa Ibom State Government has pulled down three shanties on Abak Road,Uyo, suspected to be hideouts for criminals.
The structures located under a tree close to Ibom Plaza, were demolished today with the tree cut during this month’s Statewide environmental sanitation.
The exercise was supervised by the Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr. Iniobong Essien and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Uwemedimo Nwoko.
A resident of Abak Road, Ubong Moses described the shanties as headquarters of criminals who gathered there to share loots.
He said apart from being criminals’ den, the shanties had been a refuse dumpsite which posed health hazard to public.
A lady who claimed to be a victim of the criminal activities in the area, said the demolition was long overdue as she was allegedly robbed and raped under the felled tree.