Fresh UNIUYO Graduate ‘wrongfully’ arrested allegedly dies in Police custody - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, September 4, 2021

Fresh UNIUYO Graduate ‘wrongfully’ arrested allegedly dies in Police custody

By Our Reporter

*Late Akpan

Friends and family are demanding justice for a fresh graduate of the University of Uyo after he allegedly died in police custody. 

 It was alleged that men of the Nigerian Police Force had wrongfully arrested the youth and locked him up at the B division Ewet Housing Estate, Akwa Ibom. I

t was learnt that the deceased, Kubiet Akpan, popularly called Icon by friends, was arrested on Sunday, August 29, and accused of being an armed robber. 

An allegation that was faulted by allies of the fresh graduate. Investigation revealed Akpan was the only son of his parents and was waiting to be called up for NYSC when he was wrongfully arrested by the policemen. 

 It was further alleged that Akpan was tortured in police cell until he died. His friends are said to have gone to search for him at the police division after hearing of his arrest, but the police allegedly denied having him in their custody. 

 Friends claim they eventually realized Kubiat had been killed after his aunt called the police commissioner and people in government. 

 Also, the police are alleged to have taken Akpan’s body to Headquarters Ikot Akpan Abia mortuary without informing his family. 

 The incident is still under investigation as of when this report was given. Meanwhile, friends and families have taken to social media to mourn him.

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