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Police arrest ex-convict wearing military uniform



The police in Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria have arrested an ex-convict allegedly responsible for perpetrating crimes in the state.

The ex-convict, Edidiong Mathew was arrested on Wednesday in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Mathew, 35, was half-dressed in military uniform with a warrant officer rank when he was arrested, the police spokesperson in the state, Timfon John said in a statement on Thursday.

“One walkie-talkie, phones suspected to have been stolen from his victims, a brown coverall, RCC ID Card were recovered,” Ms John, an assistant superintendent of police, said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Waheed Ayilara, has reiterated the command’s commitment to rid the state of criminals.

Mr Ayilara, while thanking the public for their support, urged residents to furnish the police with information that is needed to track criminals in the state.

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