The Akwa Ibom State police Command has debunked rumours making the rounds that Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of a job seeker in the state, Iniobong Umoren, had died in their custody.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme, stated this on Thursday while speaking to Daily Post.
He denied that Akpan had committed suicide while in custody.
CP Amiegheme who described the rumour as the figment of the writer’s imagination, wondered why some people would derive pleasure in peddling falsehood.
He added that the police would not be distracted with speculations, noting that the command would ensure discreet investigation into the matter.
According to the Commissiner, “It is not true that Uduak Akpan has committed suicide. The suspect is in our custody. Maybe he committed suicide in the bedrooms of those peddling the rumour, or maybe he committed suicide on social media. This is not true please!”