Akwa Ibom Police Command arrests killers of Police Inspector in Uyo

...rescues trafficked child, kidnapped victim



…rescues trafficked child, kidnapped victim

Otobong Nsekpong


Akwa Ibom state Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara (m) addressing the press at Police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo on Monday 1st July 2024

The Akwa Ibom state Police command has arrested a notorious cult members that killed a Police Inspector, Usang Egbe ‘m’ on the 1st of January 2024.

The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State CP Waheed Ayilara confirmed this at press briefing at the police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia.

In a statement read out and copy made available to journalists, the police command said those arrested include One Wisdom Victor ‘m’ aka Naked, one Sunday Joseph Akpan ‘m’ aka Slot, one Isaac Enefiok Friday ‘m’ aka Chapter One, one Ifiok Udo Etim ‘m’ aka Solowise, one Nsikak Joseph Inyang ‘m’ aka Funky, one Uduak Ime Jimmy ‘m’ aka Messi.


The suspects confessed to both crimes and mentioned other members of their gang (Debam cult) that partook in the terror attacks.Two locally made gun, two bottles containing concoctions suspected to be charms and illicit drugs were recovered from them

The statement added that after killing the police inspector, the same group on the 21st of January 2024 invaded a family compound at Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono village, Uyo Local Government Area and killed one Dr. Udofia Sunday Umo as reported on 4th April, 2024 at about 09:00 am by one Unyime Sunday Umo ‘m’ of Uyo.

The command also on the 09/5/2024 at about 2:30 pm, acting on credible intelligence, arrested one Michael Emmanuel Edet ‘m’, one Ability Henry Tom ‘f’ and one Uwem Udoh Moses ‘f’ at their hideouts within Ibesikpo and Aka Etinan road for stealing a 12 year old male child (name withheld) while he was hawking groundnut along Oron road and was taken to Ovum Community in Obingwa L.G.A., Abia State, sold out for the sum of Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000) to one Loveth Nkwankwo ‘f’ of Ovum Community, Obingwa Local Government Area in Abia State.



Further investigation led to arrest of the said Loveth Nkwakwo in Abia State, suspects confessed to crime and promised to help arrest other fleeing members in their syndicate. Victim rescued and with others. Investigation is still ongoing.

The mother of the victim Ms Nsisong Okon who was at the police headquarters during the briefing was full of praises to God and the Nigeria Police Force for reuniting her with her son.

The Police command also bursted a kidnapped attempt on a proprietor of one of the privately owned schools in Uyo. According to the victim (names withheld) he was accosted along Jonathan Bullarvard by armed men in a tricycle who ordered him out of his vehicle into the tricycle. Fortunately for him a Police Office was close to the scene and risked his life to come after the kidnappers. In a gun battle that ensued, one of the kidnappers was fatally injured and died on reaching the hospital while the school proprietor was rescued alive.

The school proprietor in a chat with newsmen at the police headquarters called for a special reward to the gallant police officer who rescued him at the risk of his life.

Following credible intelligence on a planned kidnapping and collection of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira from a man (name withheld) 32yrs. Operatives of the Command swiftly intercepted one Toyota Hiace Bus, White Colour and arrested one Emmanuel Augustine Akpayak ‘m’ aged 27yrs, one Echem Ovurizichi Weneka ‘m’ aged 27yrs, one Promise Udofia ‘m’ aged 28yrs and one Jeremiah Johnson Okon ‘m’ 38yrs. Investigation revealed that Emmaneul Augustine Akpayak had arranged for the kidnap and killing of the would-be victim by engaging men on arms and procuring EFCC vest/uniform for the Operation. Victim was invited and a search was conducted at the principal suspect’s house where four pairs of EFCC vest were recovered. Information at hand indicates that the suspect transacted business of selling cars with the would-be victim and owed the victim about Twelve Million Naira (N12,000,000.00), in order to evade the repayment of debt, the suspect hired armed men to kidnap, extort the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N150,000,000.00) and also kill the victim thereafter but the Operation was foiled.

Speaking with reporters, the principal suspect said the procured the EFCC vest used for the failed operation from an Online shop.

The Police command also paraded suspects specialized in robbery, internet fraud and serial rapists. On 6/6/2024 following credible information at disposal, one Abasifreke Idongesit Ezekiel ‘m’ aka Michael a native of Okara Village, Akamkpa LGA in Cross River State aged 25yrs was arrested. Suspect has been on the Command wanted list for cyber stalking, armed robbery and raping of innocent young ladies within the Metropolis. The suspect lures his victims through an account on Facebook with the name “Akparawa Isaac Udofia JP while claiming to be a famous Philanthropist, persuaded the victims to close areas within Pepsi Junction, Etinan Road by Beulah School, Ekom Iman axis, Nkara village in Ikono Local Government Area and within Uyo metropolis, raped, film nude videos, robbed the victims of their phones and valuables.

On 02/05/2024 at about 4:10pm, following a tip off, Operatives of the Command arrested one Daniel Emah ‘m’ aged 47yrs of Etinan Local Government Area but resides at NEPA Line Uyo. Discreet investigation led to the recovery of one AK49 Rifle, one SMG Rifle, two magazines, six rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition from the suspect’s residence. Suspect also confessed to be a member of Viking Confraternity.

The Police commissioner thanked members of the public for timely information and the Akwa Ibom state government under the leadership of Pastor Umo Eno for the support to the police in the fight against violent crime.


Some of the internet fraud stars, Armed robbers and serial rapists on parade at the police headquarters on Monday 1st July, 2024

“I wouldn’t end this briefing without a Special appreciation to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno for his support to the Police.
“The Governor’s support and commitment to fighting crime has acted as a buffer towards the eradication of crime and criminal elements in the State.

“The Akwa Ibom State Police shall leave no stone unturned as we battle all factors capable of disrupting Peace, law and order in the State.

‘We urge Akwa Ibom people to continue cooperating with the Police through intelligence sharing so that together we can fight and successfully defeat crime and criminal elements in the State. Please when you see something, say something”

Kidnappers who disguised themselves as EFCC operatives to beat security checkpoint on the road