…as suspect confesses to the crime

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has nabbed one Imaobong Kelvin Akpan for allegedly impersonating the State’s Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pastor Umo Eno.

In a press briefing earlier today, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon noted that on 1 4/12/2021 at about 11:00am, based on a petition to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, detectives of the General Investigation Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Uyo arrested one Imaobong Kelvin Akpan ‘m’ of No. 47 Akpasak Estate, Off Oron Road, Uyo.

SP MacDon said the suspect; Imaobong Kelvin has been impersonating the Honourable Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pastor Umo Eno through a fraudulent facebook account with username “Umo Eno,” and with the Commissioner’s photograph as profile picture.

According to him, “the suspect who is a notorious fraudster and sex maniac confessed to have fraudulently created the facebook account. He uses the said account to lure innocent and unsuspecting ladies to hotels, have carnal knowledge of them with promise to assist them secure jobs, while defrauding others of various sums of money running into millions.

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He succeeded in luring more than ten ladies through the fraudulent facebook account and had sexual intercourse with them at various hotels while posing as the Personal Assistant to the Hononurable Commissioner for lands and Water Resources.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspect include, two (2) glo, two (2) Airtel and one (1) MTN SIM cards that he uses interchangeably to contact his victims. Other exhibits include two phones and seven (7) dollars and five (5) yuan.”

Responding to questions from newsmen, the suspect, a native of Nsit Ubium, said Pastor Umo Eno was the biggest name he could think of in the area that will give boost to his trade.

On his part, the father of the suspect, Mr. Friday Akpan who was at the scene of the briefing said he was quite saddened that his son could do such to Pastor Umo Eno, and condemned the son’s actions saying such was embarrassing to him and the family.

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