By Emeka Samuel
A 27-year- old man, Victor Frank aka ‘Akpan Prophet’ was among the suspects arraigned by the Akwa Ibom State police Command for committing various crimes ranging from Murder, armed robbery and raping a pregnant woman.
Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Uyo, state commissioner of police, Mr Musa Kimo told newsmen that Frank, who is also a leader of Iceland cult invaded the residence of his victim (name withheld), whisked the woman away and had a carnal knowledge of her.
He maintained that the suspect after committing the unlawful act subsequently brought out human skulls and compelled the woman who is also pregnant to take an oat of secrecy where she would never disclose the incident to her husband.
The husband having gotten wind of the rape incident reported the matter to the police division which led to the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect in interaction with journalists confessed to the crime saying that the woman was his girlfriend before she got married.
Four human skulls were also recovered from him.
Also arraigned was a four man robbery syndicate who arrived Uyo from Aba on Sunday with the intention of robbing banking layout at Udo Udoma in Uyo. The suspects included: Victor Onyekelu male, 32, Ifeanyi Nwangele male 33, Christian Ogbeh male and Ezenwa Chibuzor male 35.
“The arrest was made after a tip-off from members of the public and with our crack team of detectives in the streets, we were able to round them up at about 4:30am at their hideout.Two double barrel guns loaded with cartridges were recovered from them.” Kimo said.
The leader of the gang Victor Onyekelu who denied being a criminal said he bought the guns from his friend in order to use it for security work which he came to look for in Akwa Ibom state.
Kimo further paraded two Tricycle (keke) operators, Donald John and Blessing Christopher who have been terrorizing the residents of Atiku Abubakar and dispossessing the unsuspecting passengers of their belongings especially ladies.
One of the suspects, Donald John, said, “I am not a keke snatcher, I am just a 419 man (fraudster), I have stayed in the prison for four years and when I came out I decided not to go into robbery again but to do 419 because my mother is in the mortuary and I need money to bury her.
“I was at Atiku Abubakar way inside my friends keke looking for passengers when the members of FSARS intercepted us and arrested us.” he said.
However the Commissioner of Police who said he came to the state to fight crime thanked the people of Akwa Ibom state for their cooperation in giving credible intelligent information attributing the success recorded so far to the tip-off of the members of the public to the command.
” I am here to fight crime and I cannot do it alone. I am doing it with my competent officers and men and the good people of Akwa Ibom. All these arrests made were based on the intelligence gathering from members of the public.” He said.