Ex-convict arrested for parading as an army personnel in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested an ex-convict who was parading as an army personnel.

The suspect, Eddiong Anthony Matthew is an indigene of Ikot Ekong Village in Mkpat Enin LGA, he was arrested by operatives on crime prevention patrol on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

ASP Timfon John, the spokesperson of the command, was the one who confirmed the arrest in Uyo on Thursday, he said preliminary investigations showed that the suspect was an ex-convict who had been perpetrating a series of crimes in the state in military uniform with a warrant officer rank.

Some Items were recovered from him including one walkie-talkie, phones suspected to have been stolen from his victims, a brown coverall dress, and an RCC ID Card.

The PPRO said that the suspect would be charged in court as soon as investigations were concluded.

He urged members of the public to always support the police with reliable intelligence, she expressed the commitment of the Commissioner of Police, Waheed Ayilara, to rid the state of crime.

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