A man identified as Vincent Sampson Enuneku has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.
He was arrested after parading himself as Assistant Superintendent of Police to carry out nefarious activities in the state.
In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon and obtained by our correspondent in Uyo on Tuesday, the suspect, a 43-year-old from Ndokwa Local Government Area of Delta State, was said to be notorious of presenting fake identity card in check points while transporting indian hemps and other prohibited items in the state.
The statement added that the suspect was using the fake identity card to extort and harass innocent members of the public, thereby bringing the image of the force to disrepute, saying that the Commissioner, CP Olatoye Durosinmi has warned impersonators of police and other security agencies to desist forthwith or have the police to contend with.
The statement further added that the exhibits recovered from the suspect include fake Police ID Card and a large quantity of Indian hemp.
The statement in parts, “Personnel of Anti-cultism Squad of the Command arrested one Vincent Sampson Enuneku, 43 years old from Ndokwa Local Government Area of Delta State for impersonation and being in possession of large substance, suspected to be Indian hemp. The suspect was arrested on the 28th of June, 2022 in Uyo while attempting to use his fake Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) ID card to prevent the arrest of a wanted criminal.”
The statement also said that the commissioner decorated 37 Deputy Superintendents who were promoted to the level of superintendents and charged them to uphold professionalism in the discharge of their duties in consonance with extant laws.
Among those decorated were the Personal Assistance (PA) to the Commissioner of Police, SP Maximus Oloto and the Officer in-charge of Training, SP Joy Mezu.