The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Vicent Enuneku for impersonating an Assistant Superintendent of Police and being in possession of a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
This was contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, on Tuesday, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
He said the suspect, who hailed from Ndokwa Local Government Area of Delta State, was arrested by the operatives of the Anti-Cultism squad of the command on the 28th of June, 2022.
It was gathered that the suspect specialised in extorting money from the unsuspecting public and using his fake ID card to secure easy passage at checkpoints while transporting Indian hemp into the state.
Maxdon said that luck ran out on him while trying to use the fake ID card to prevent the arrest of a wanted criminal.
The statement read in part, “The CP has warned impersonators of Police and other Agencies to desist forthwith or have the Police to contend with. The CP gave the warning after personnel of the 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 ID card to prevent the arrest of a wanted criminal
“Investigation revealed that the suspect uses the ID card to pass through checkpoints freely while transporting Indian hemp and other prohibited items to Akwa Ibom State.
“He is also good at using the ID card to extort and harass innocent members of the public, thereby bringing the image of the Force to disrepute. Exhibits recovered from the suspect include fake Police ID Card and a large quantity of Indian hemp.”
Meanwhile, the statement added that the Commissioner of police, Olatoye Durosinmi, had decorated 37 SPs and charged them to always “discharge their duties professionally in consonance with extant laws.”