Akwa Ibom State Police Command has absolved itself from the delay in charging the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a 26 year old female job applicant, Iniubong Umoren, to court for prosecution since after the strike by judiciary workers was suspended.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, SP Odiko Macdon in an interview with our correspondent Anthony Esin said the police had done all it needed to do for the suspects to be arraigned in court, stating that the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the state Ministry of Justice was directly responsible for filing the case in court.
Macdon said the police were ready to appear in court whenever they were called upon to give evidence when the trial begins.
When asked if any other suspect has been arrested in connection with the case or if investigation was still ongoing, the police spokesman said the police had not foreclosed investigation on the matter, adding that they would still arrest other accomplices in the matter if information about them were revealed.
Recall that the prime suspect in the case, Uduak Frank Akpan and his father, Mr. Frank Akpan were on Friday May 14 paraded before pressmen at the Akwa Ibom State Police Headquarters, Ikot Akpan-Abia.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Amiengeme Andrew who addressed journalists at the command headquarters had said the strike embarked on by the Judicial Workers Union of Nigeria deterred the suspects from being arraigned in court.
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