04.09.2021 Justice Kubiat Akpan. Fresh UNIUYO Graduate. An Only Son. Extrajudicially Killed by the Police

Published 4th Sep, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a 28-year-old graduate of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been extrajudicially murdered by police officers attached to Akwa Ibom B Division.

Akpan died in police custody after his illegal detention on Sunday, August 29.

Inibehe Effiong, a human rights activist and counsel to the family of the deceased, revealed this on Twitter on Friday evening, stating that efforts were being made to ensure justice was served.

“Akpan was arrested while relaxing at Eni Stores in Uyo by some policemen at about 7 pm on Sunday, August 29, 2021, and taken to B Division, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo,” Effiong tweeted. “He did not come out of police custody alive.”

Effiong said he met with the Deputy Commissioner of Police and other officers at the State CID, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Ikot Akpan, Abia, Uyo, on Wednesday in the company of his colleague Augustine Asuquo and some members of the deceased’s family.

“We are currently working with the Police to ensure that justice is done,” he said.

READ ALSO: Abba Kyari’s Men Tortured Edward Leera to Death. Now, They Want to Cover it Up

FIJ could not speak immediately with Akpan’s parents as they were still grieving over the death of their only son.

Macdon Odiko, the command’s spokesman, asked FIJ to send him a text message when contacted for comments but he was yet to respond to the message as of press time.

Akpan was awaiting mobilisation for the mandatory national youth service before his demise.

In August, FIJ reported how Edward Leera, a resident of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, died in detention, following arrest by officers of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Akwa Ibom Police Command.

Published 4th Sep, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi


Our Stories


Army Takes Full Control of Sudan as Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests

PHOTOS: Tears as Greenfield University Student Killed By Bandits is Buried

JUST IN: Buhari Fires Power, Agric Ministers

Attempted Rapist Set Free in Ibadan for Fear of ‘Police Conspiracy’

Mobolaji Johnson Train Station

‘Kiss My Ass’ — Passenger’s Riposte to ‘Corrupt’ Lagos Train Official

Protest of Uber, Bolt Drivers Halted after Arrest by ‘Five Hefty Policemen’

9 Months After Arrest Over #EndSARS Protest, Sunday Okoro Remains in Kirikiri Prison

Coming in September: Bill To Protect Nigerian Tech Start-Ups

Ilorin Pastor Won’t Let His Wife into the House Three Months after Assaulting Her

Okey Ndibe Says Nigeria has an Array of ‘Governors, Ministers, Ex-Presidents, Current President’ Who are Criminals