The Nigeria Police Force has arrested one suspected criminal of serial fraudulent activities, Ms Peace Ekom Robert and furthered its investigations into the petition levied on her.
ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer disclosed this on Saturday, 23rd September, 2023.
Robert has been accused of several heinous crimes involving numerous individuals, including her petitioner.
Nevertheless, in spite of the police multiple invitations to Ms Robert, she consistently declined to engage with the police, and following substantial evidentiary materials, the alleged fraudster was declared a person of interest.
Furthermore, Adejobi cleared the air regarding the misconception of police misconduct in her apprehension and reiterated that the Force carried out its duty in full compliance with the rule of law.
He said, “The assertion that the police surrounded and threatened Ms. Robert’s life is categorically false.”
He noted that 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.
Adejobi added that Ms Robert has been retained in police custody, and the investigative process will continue with the utmost diligence and impartiality. He said, “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, the Nigeria Police implored 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.
“Upon conclusion of Police investigations into more available credible evidence, Ms Peace will be charged to court,” the Force PRO noted.