The Akwa Ibom State police command has reacted to the rumour that Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of Iniubong Umoren, committed suicide in custody.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme, made the disclosure while reacting to reports that the suspect purportedly took his life while in custody.
Amiegheme who described the rumour as mischievous wondered why some people would derive pleasure in peddling falsehood.
He added that the police would not be distracted with speculations, noting that the command would ensure discreet investigation into the matter.
According to the Commissioner, ”It is not true that Uduak Akpan has committed suicide. The suspect is in our custody. Maybe he committed suicide in the bedrooms of those peddling the rumour, or maybe he committed suicide on social media. This is not true please!”
It has been trending on social media since Wednesday that Akpan committed suicide at the Akwa Ibom police headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, Uyo, the state capital while in detention.
The rumour had it that the suspect allegedly hung himself using his trousers by tying them to the metal frame of his cell door.
Many reactions had since trailed the rumour as many social media users have hastily alleged that police have some questions to answer on the purported death.
Some expressed fear that late Umoren would no longer get justice as the suspected killer, Uduak Akpan, has allegedly killed himself.