Police Arrest Fake SSS Operative In Calabar

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Mr. Kola Shodipo, Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command
Mr. Kola Shodipo, Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command

The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a 27 old man, Okon Ntiedo John who has been posing as a State Security Service operative and defrauding unsuspecting victims.

Ntiedo is alleged to have defrauded unemployed youths from Akwa Ibom and Cross River state of sums amounting to over N3.5million Naira which he collected with fake promises to help them secure placement in the Nigerian Customs Service, Nigerian Immigrations Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigerian Prisons Service and other federal government parastatals, before he was arrested at a drinking joint by policemen along Afokang area in Calabar.

Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Hogan Bassey, told CrossRiverWatch on the phone that the suspect will not be released until investigation into the matter is completed.

“People have been coming and asking that the police release him on bail but we will not allow him to be taken on bail because we are still on with the investigation. When we finish our investigation, he will then be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department for further questioning. He is being detained presently at the Mbukpa police station in Calabar-South. Our investigation so far has revealed that he is not a Staff of the SSS.”

Ntiedo confirmed to journalists in confessional statements that he collected money from his victims, but argued that the sum was not up to N3.5 million as alleged by the police.

He also accepted that he was not operative of the SSS, but according to him, he has been working closely with the department since 2007 as an informant.

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