The Nigeria Police Force says it is providing clarity on the ongoing investigation involving Ms Peace Ekom Robert, who is suspected of engaging in serial fraudulent activities, which have affected numerous individuals, including the petitioner.
Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement to newsmen on Saturday, stated that despite multiple requests for her cooperation and the presence of substantial evidentiary material, Robert consistently declined to engage with the police, and was subsequently declared a person of interest.
The statement read: “It is essential to correct any misconceptions regarding allegations of police misconduct. The assertion that the police surrounded and threatened Ms Robert’s life is categorically false.
“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.
“At present, Ms Robert is in custody, and the investigative process will continue with the utmost diligence and impartiality.”
Adejobi assured that Robert would 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.
The Police, therefore, urge 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.
The FPRO added that upon the conclusion of police investigations into more available credible evidence, Peace would be charged with fraud.