Police Parade Suspected Fraudster for Impersonation
A suspected fraudster identified as Mr. Imaobong Kelvin Akpan has been arrested by the police in Akwa Ibom State for allegedly impersonating the state Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pastor Umo Eno.
The alleged notorious fraudster was paraded yesterday at the state Police Command, Ikot Akpan Abia in Uyo with five SIM cards recovered from him.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko MacDon, said the suspect was arrested by the detectives of the General Investigation Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, based on a petition against him.
The PPRO explained that the suspect allegedly impersonated the state commissioner through fake Facebook account to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
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 the promise to assist them secure jobs, while defrauding others of various sums of money running into millions.
“He succeeded in luring more than 10 ladies through the fraudulent Facebook account and had sexual intercourse with them at various hotels while posing as the personal assistant to the commissioner.”
The exhibits recovered from the suspect included two Glo, two Airtel, one MTN SIM cards; two phones, seven dollars and five Yuan.
Fielding questions from journalists, the suspect confessed to the crime and regretted his action.
The state Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, warned fraudsters, imposters as well as those engaging in criminality to henceforth desist from the act.
The state police boss warned the command would spare no resources in clamping down criminals