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Police clear air on whereabouts of Uduak Akpan, alleged murder of Akwa-Ibom job seeker




The Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, has clarified the misunderstanding that the case of Uduak Akpan, a suspected killer of Iniubong Umoren, a job in search of graduate in Akwa Ibom State has been transferred to the Division of State Service, DSS.


In a media chat on Monday, in Uyo, the State capital, the command’s Public Relations Officer Odiko Macdon stated Akpan’s case file was on the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, and the suspect remanded within the State Correctional centre.

He stated it might be a sheer folly for the police to hands-off the case after going by way of the hurdles of arresting the suspect beneath 24hours of allegedly committing the crime, exhuming the sufferer’s corpse and subjecting the identical for post-mortem.

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He added that the command had sufficient proof to prosecute Uduak Akpan and puzzled why some individuals would assume that police had backed out of the case.

He additional stated that it was solely the police that had been empowered by legislation to deal with such circumstances, questioning why they’d abdicate their duty.

“What we have now now is sufficient to prosecute and safe conviction, solely the police are empowered by legislation to deal with such circumstances. So why ought to we switch the case to DSS?” He queried.

“The principle factor is that we apprehended the suspect. He was remanded in jail alongside different suspects. We now have transferred the case file to DPP and we’re ready for recommendation,” he added.

On the case of a Basic Overseer of a church, Ukachukwu Christopher, who allegedly beat his spouse to loss of life and buried her in a shallow grave and a soldier who allegedly killed a driver that gave him a elevate from Rivers to Akwa Ibom States, Macdon stated the suspects had been all remanded in jail custody and could be arraigned in courtroom quickly.

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The PPRO stated, “I learn that we have now handed over the case to DSS, no! The Police can not handover a case file to DSS for prosecution, it’s not doable. Police is the lead company in inside safety.

“Post-mortem on the corpse of Iniubong Umoren has been carried out, the result’s out, we now have what it takes to nail Frank. It was very painful for individuals to say the police didn’t do a pleasant job.

“There are some circumstances that when it occurs, they have to nonetheless be despatched right down to the police for prosecution. It’s only the police that may implement any legislation on this nation. Some specialised businesses can not implement any legislation that doesn’t fall inside their purview.

“We labored with the DPP to get these individuals remanded within the Nigeria Correctional Service even earlier than the courtroom resumed. They are going to be arraigned, we have now despatched the case recordsdata of Uduak Frank, the Soldier who murdered one Enobong Jimmy, and the Church Founder, Ukachukwu Christopher who beat his spouse to loss of life to DPP, and we’re ready for them.

“Let me guarantee you that the Command will go away no stone unturned in guaranteeing that each one these circumstances are prosecuted logically as a result of we have now carried out the autopsies and have the consequence. We now have the suspects in custody, we have now the authorized groups prepared, and we have now a strong relationship with the justice division as a result of we’re all ministers within the temple of justice.”

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