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Police arrest man who threatened to bomb up Atiku’s airplane

Police arrest man who threatened bomb  up Atiku’s airplane 
The suspect who threatened to bomb Atiku’s airplane.
The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has arrested  Augustus Akpan, 43, said to be the brain behind the scary threats message to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar asking him to either withdraw from the 2019 presidential race or have his plane blown up mid-air.
  The suspect was described by operatives as a notorious fraudster who had swindled highly placed citizens by threatening to wipe out their families if they failed to meet up with his financial demands.


He met his Waterloo when he threatened  Atiku and IRT, led by DCP Abba Kyari went after him.


Force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, who made this known in a statement, said that the suspect, an indigene of Edemaya village, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, allegedly used a stolen phone to send the threatening messages to the wife and daughters of the former Vice President.

Jimoh said the suspect, who was arrested while fleeing to Lagos, speaks fluent English, Ibibio, Russian and Portuguese. He said that the suspect, who was found to have extorted large amounts of money from unnamed high profile citizens with false claims of being a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) operative, would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

In the statement, Jimoh said: “On the receipt of the complaint of threat and intimidation from former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, the 43-year-old Augustus Akpan was trailed and eventually arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Team.

“The suspect was arrested at Toll- Gate, along with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos State, while on the run to escape arrest. During interrogation, he confessed to the crime and admitted that he resorted to the threat and intimidation when all efforts to extort money from the former Vice President were unsuccessful.

“The suspect also admitted in his confessional statement that he is a professional fraudster and not working for any political party, that his mention that ‘Let Buhari run against your against your PDP members’ in his threat message to the former Vice President was merely to divert attention.

“The suspect is fluent in English, Ibibio, Russian and Portuguese languages, respectively. The phone and the SIM card he used for the threat and intimidation were recovered from him and were discovered to have been stolen from a lady (names withheld) who identified him as the person that robbed her a few months back.


“The suspect further confessed that he had threatened, defrauded and extorted huge sums of money in naira and foreign currency from so many prominent personalities and their family members while posing as a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency agent.”

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