The Akwa Ibom State Police Command have arrested a 34-year-old man identified as Vincent Sampson Enuneku, for impersonating a police officer, and having a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, the suspect was arrested in Uyo while attempting to use his fake Assistant Superintendent of Police Identity 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.”