Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa Ibom state.

The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, is said to have ordered the arrest and detention of an Inspector of Police, Mr. Bassey Ikpe, in the command who allegedly tortured a woman, identified as Mrs. Deborah Nkereuwem Nkpenie, to death.

The state police public relations officer, SP Odiko MacDon who disclosed this in a press released issued on Tuesday 21st January said the CP has directed the deputy commissioner, state criminal investigation department to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter.

Police order arrest of inspector over murder of aged woman in Akwa Ibom Photo of the deceased woman

Report of the murder and photos of the woman allegedly murdered flooded social media space since last weekend.

The release reads:


“The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has been drawn to a publication in some dailies and online media that a Police personnel attached to the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, one Inspr. Bassey Ikpe reportedly beat up one Mrs. Deborah Nkereuwem Nkpenie to death on Thursday, 16th of January, 2020.”

“To authenticate this serious allegation, the commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, CP Imohimi Edgal has ordered the immediate arrest of the said Inspector. The commissioner has instructed the Deputy Commissioner, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter, while reiterating the Command’s commitment to policing with great respect for human rights.”