Two Fraudsters in Police Net


Two young men, suspected to be experts in forging sensitive federal and state governments documents have been picked up by the Police in Akwa Ibom State The duo Nsikak Atte, aged 27, from Okobo Local Government Area and Victor Joe, aged 30 years, from Urue Offong\Uruko Local Government Area of the state, were yesterday paraded at the State Police headquarters, Ikot Akpan-abia, Uyo. According to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Murtala Mani, the culprits were arrested based on intelligence reports generated by the command. Mani who was represented by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Cordelia Nwawe, displayed before newsmen, fake certificates of the May/June and December/November 2015 West African Examinations Council produced by the suspects. One of the suspects, Joe, who allegedly printed the fake certificate was said to have been arrested while presenting the document for employment in the state. The co-suspect, Atte, admitted the crime, saying he got involved in producing fake appointment letters in the state because of the hard economic situation of the country.