A’Ibom police nab 4 pretend EFCC officials for tried kidnapping



Akwa Ibom Climate Police Command has arrested 4 suspected pretend Financial Monetary Crimes Fee officials presen making plans to abduction and pack N150 million ransom from their sufferer (identify withheld).

Parading the suspects along alternative suspects on the command headquarters in Ikot Akpanabia, Uyo, Akwa Ibom Climate capital on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara, mentioned the essential suspect, Emmanuel Akpayak, masterminded the abduction of the would-be sufferer whom he owed over N12 million as he attempted to extort cash from him and due to this fact execute him to evade compensation of his debt.

He indexed the suspects to incorporate one Emmanuel Augustine Akpayak ‘m’ elderly 27yrs, Echem Ovurizichi Weneka ‘m’ elderly 27yrs, Oath Udofia ‘m’ elderly 28yrs and Jeremiah Johnson Okon ‘m’ 38yrs.

Consistent with the CP, “Investigation seen that Emmanuel Augustine Akpayak had organized for the abduction and killing of the would-be sufferer through enticing males on fingers and purchasing EFCC vest/uniform for the Operation.

“Victim was invited and a search was conducted at the principal suspect’s house where four pairs of EFCC vests were recovered. Information at hand indicates that the suspect transacted the business of selling cars with the would-be victim and owed the victim about Twelve Million Naira (N12,000,000.00), inorder to evade the repayment of debt, the suspect hired armed men to kidnap, extort the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N150,000,000.00) and also kill the victim thereafter but the Operation was foiled. Suspects will have their day in court.”

In an interview with the essential suspect, Akpayak, he claimed that the intending sufferer was once his trade colleague to whom he owed some cash however rented ” boys” who had been issuing ultimatum to him.

He famous that makes an attempt to put together his colleague come to a spherical desk dialogue failed therefore he resorted to getting an EFCC vest from a web based dealer to provide to his syndicate who posed as officers to arrest the person and power him in order N150 mllion as he alleged that the would-be sufferer is lavish and into web fraud.

The Commissioner additionally paraded suspected go price fraudsters who’ve been swindling POS operators in Uyo.

“On 21/06/2024 at about 7:00 pm, one Glory Uko Okon ‘f’ of Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan Village, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, known as in in the course of the extremity hotline and alleged that one Donald Ita Nyong ‘m’, Rex Clement Uso ‘m’ and one Kingsley Mathias Joekim POS syndicates got here to her POS arise at Udo Udoma Road Uyo, faked to put together a withdrawal of N10,000 and presen she made the withdrawal to the suspects, one of the vital suspects gave her N3,200 to attic into an Opay account which she attempted 3 times and the transaction was once unsuccessful, the suspects fixed drive on her which made her give out the POS device to the suspect’s to sort within the account quantity and earlier than she may realise.

“The suspects had withdrawn the sum of N320,000.00 from her machine and quickly jumped into their waiting car and zoomed off. Suspects were arrested, they all made useful statements and have confessed to the crime.”

The police boss additionally paraded kid trafficking syndicates announcing that the command performing on understanding arrested one Michael Emmanuel Edet ‘m’, Skill Henry Tom ‘f’ and one Uwem Udoh Moses ‘f’ from their hideouts inside Ibesikpo and Aka Etinan street for stealing a kid (identify withheld) ‘m’ 12yrs presen he was once hawking groundnut alongside Oron street and was once taken to Ovum Family in Obingwa L.G.A Abia Climate

He mentioned the kid was once bought out for the sum of 4 Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000) to at least one Loveth Nkwankwo ‘f’ of Ovum Family, Obingwa L.G.A.

He added that additional investigation resulted in the arrest of the mentioned Loveth Nkwakwo in Abia Climate announcing that the suspects confessed to the crime and promised to support arrest alternative absconding contributors of their syndicate whilst he disclosed that the sufferer was once rescued and with others.

Ayilara famous that each one suspects can be charged in courtroom on the finish of investigations and prompt the folk of Akwa Ibom to at all times lend the police with helpful data that will support within the eradication of crime and prison parts within the Climate.

Year thanking Governor Umo Eno for his large help to police, the Commissioner mentioned he shall release refuse stone unturned in making sure safety and holiday within the situation.

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