The Akwa Ibom command of the police has dismissed claims that Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of Iniubong Umoren; the job-seeker raped and killed last month, committed suicide.
Dismissing the speculation, the police commissioner for the state,, Amiengheme Andrew, said Mr Akpan is alive and in custody.
“It is a lie. It is a lie,” Mr Andrew, who claims to be busy in a meeting, quickly dismissed in an interview.
Also, the command’s spokesperson, Odiko Ogbeche-Macdon, also confirms that Mr Akpan is in custody.
“It is fake news. It’s coming from individuals who are bent on tarnishing the image of the Police Force.
I can confirm to you that Uduak (Akpan) is in our custody, and he is hale and hearty,” he was quoted to have said.
Miss Umoren, 26, was allegedly murdered by Mr Akpan, whom the police said has confessed to being a serial rapist and killer.
Consequently, the gruesome killing of the job-seeker continues to spark reactions from citizens across the country; who continues to demand justice.
The police promises to arraign the suspect, as soon as the courts resume from the ongoing nationwide strike by judiciary workers.
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