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Ex Convict In Military Uniform Arrested In Akwa Ibom



The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Edidiong Anthony Matthew ‘M’, a 35-year-old indigene of Ikot Ekong Village in Mkpat Enin LGA in half dress military camouflage. in its intensified effort to rid the state of criminal elements.

According to a press statement made available to Journalists by ASP Timfon John Police Public Relation Officer in Uyo on Thursday, “Mr Mathew an ex-convict was arrested yesterday at about 14:00hrs by Police operatives of the command on crime prevention patrol.

The statement further read “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is an ex-convict who had been perpetrating series of crimes in the state in military uniform with a warrant officer rank. One walkie-talkie, phones suspected to have been stolen from his victims, a brown coverall dress, RCC ID Card were recovered. The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, CP Waheed Ayilara has reaffirmed the command’s unwavering commitment and dedication to making Akwa Ibom inhabitable for criminals.

“The CP thanked the good people of Akwa Ibom State for their support to the Police.

He urged members of the public to always report any suspicious act or movement to the Police”.