The Nigeria Police Force says it has arrested one Ms. Peace Ekom Robert, suspected of engaging in serial fraudulent activities, which have affected numerous individuals, including the petitioner.
Her arrest followed her multiple refusal to cooperate with the police.
A statement issued on Saturday by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said Ms. Ekom’s refusal to cooperate with police subsequently made the force to declare her person of interest.
ACP Adejobi also corrected any misconceptions regarding allegations of police misconduct.
“The assertion that the police surrounded and threatened Ms. Robert’s life is categorically false. Police Operatives acted upon credible intelligence on her whereabouts received from a concerned member of the public, enabling them to locate and apprehend Ms. Robert.
“At present, Ms. Robert is in custody, and the investigative process will continue with the utmost diligence and impartiality. Ms. Robert will be given the opportunity to present her perspective during the course of this investigation, ensuring a fair and comprehensive assessment of her involvement or lack thereof in the alleged fraudulent activities.”
“Meanwhile, We urge members of the public who have been defrauded or have any pending case with the suspect to show up and relate with the police operatives investigating her alleged serial fraud, impersonation, and cyberstalking cases, at the Police Special Fraud Unit, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja, for diligent disposition of the case accordingly.”
According to the statement, Ms. Ekom will be charged in court upon conclusions of police investigations into more available credible evidence.