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Terrorism Suspect Escapes From Court Premises In Akwa Ibom – Police

A suspect, Etiene Malachy Akpan, who is facing trial for alleged terrorism has reportedly escaped from custody in Akwa Ibom State.

The police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom, Odiko MacDon, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement on Tuesday, noting that the suspect escaped at the court premises in Akwa Ibom during the continuation of his trial.


The police who did not give details about the suspect’s escape, said the suspect was also standing trial for serial murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

“He is wanted by the police in connection with series of armed robberies, kidnapping, murders and terrorism in the (Akwa Ibom) state.

“The suspect who was on trial for the above offences escaped within the court premises when brought for the continuation of his trial,” said MacDon, a superintendent of police.

According to the police spokesperson, Akpan has been declared wanted. He appealed to members of the public with useful information on the whereabouts of the suspect to contact the nearest police station or any security agency.

The suspect, also known as Anthony Malachy Akpan, is said to be 34 years and hails from Atan Midim in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is dark in complexion and 1.6 metres tall, according to the police.