A suspected fraudster, Mr Imaobong Akpan, has been arrested by operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
The man was nabbed for allegedly impersonating the state Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pastor Umo Eno.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, who disclosed this while parading the suspect at the command headquarters, Ikot Akpan, on Tuesday, said the suspect was arrested based on a petition.
He listed exhibits recovered from him to include five SIM cards, two phones, seven dollars and five yuan.
MacDon noted that the suspect, aside from impersonating the commissioner on Facebook, defrauded unsuspecting members of the public, mostly women, by offering them fake jobs after having sex with them.
He said, “The suspect, who is a notorious fraudster and sex maniac, confessed to have fraudulently created the Facebook account.
“He used the said account to lure innocent and unsuspecting ladies to hotels, have carnal knowledge of them with a 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.”
The suspect, who spoke to journalists, confessed to the crime, saying he did not know what pushed him into the act.