Akwa Ibom Police Command said it has arrested one Imaobong Kelvin Akpan, (M) a notorious fraudster for alleged impersonation of the state Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pst Umo Eno.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko MacDon disclosed this on Tuesday while parading the suspect at the Command Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, the State capital.
He said the suspect was arrested by the detectives of the General Investigation Unit of State Criminal Investigation Department, based on petition to the Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The PPRO noted that aside from impersonating the commissioner through fake Facebook account, the suspect had defrauded the unsuspecting members of the public.
The statement read in parts, “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.
“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 Honourable Commissioner”, he added.
Meanwhile the exhibits recovered from the suspect included; two Glo, two Airtel, one MTN sim cards, two phones and seven dollars and five yuan.
Meanwhile in an interrogation by journalists, the suspect confessed to the crime even as he claimed that he did not know what made him to engage in the act.
“Honestly, I don’t know what came over me, I can’t explain what pushed me into the act”, he said.
The statement added, “State Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme has warned fraudsters, imposters as well as those engaging in criminality to henceforth desist from the act, adding that the command would spare no resources in clamping down the perpetrators.”