Officer who allegedly demanded sex from suspect in Akwa Ibom has been arrested

The arrest and investigation of a police officer who was accused of extortion and demanding sex from a suspect has been ordered by the Akwa Ibom police command.

This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in Akwa Ibom, Odiko Macdon.

According to the statement, the issue came to light after one Zion Umoh shared a video on social media claiming that Daniel Edet, a police constable, solicited sex and collected N60, 000 as bail from a suspect.

He said Andrew Amiengheme, the Akwa Ibom commissioner of police, said the officer would be punished if found guilty.

"The attention of the command has been drawn to a social media video made viral  by one Da Zion Umoh and a further update posted by the same person." the statement read.

"The video is alleging that one Daniel Edet, a police constable, attached to Etim Ekpo Area Command, solicited sex and collected the sum of N60, 000 as bail after some persons were arrested. The gravity of the above allegation caused the CP  to order the arrest of the said officer and his supervising officer.

"He also ordered that a discreet investigation be conducted and immediate disciplinary steps be put in place to punish the offending officer if found wanting."

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