Speaking to newsmen on Monday, the command’s Public Relations Officer Odiko Macdon said Akpan’s case file was at the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the suspect remanded in the State Correctional centre.
He wondered why the police would hand-off the case after going through the rigours of arresting the suspect under 24hours of allegedly committing the crime, exhuming the victim’s corpse and subjecting the same for autopsy.
According to Macdon, the command had enough evidence to prosecute Uduak Akpan and wondered why some people would assume that police had backed out of the case.
“What we have now is enough to prosecute and secure conviction, only the police are empowered by law to handle such cases. So why should we transfer the case to DSS?” He queried