Police declare Etienne Akpan wanted for kidnapping in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has declared a kidnap suspect, Etienne Malachy Akpan also known as Anthony Malachy Akpan wanted, for escaping trial in the State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon.

The Statement explained that the 34-year-old suspect was a resident of Atan Midim in Abak Local Government Area of the State and was on trial for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, and terrorism, but escaped from court premises during the continuation of his case.

The statement read in part, “Akwa Ibom State Police Command has declared Etienne Malachy Akpan a.k.a Anthony Malachy Akpan ‘M’ aged 34, dark in complexion, height 1.6m of Atan Midim in Abak Local Government Area wanted.

“He is wanted by the police in connection with a series of armed robberies, kidnapping, murders, and terrorism in Akwa Ibom State.

“The suspect who was on trial for the above offences, escaped within the court premises when brought for the continuation of his trial.”

The Command urged members of the public to help provide useful information on the whereabouts of the suspect by contacting a nearby Police Station, security agency or calling the following hotlines; 08039213071 or 08020913810 for rearrest.

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