The suspect was also said to be in possession of a large substance, suspected to be Indian hemp.
According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, the suspect was arrested in Uyo while attempting to use his fake Assistant Superintendent of Police Identity card to prevent the arrest of a wanted criminal.
The police spokesman said investigation revealed that the suspect uses the ID card to pass through checkpoints freely while transporting Indian hemp and other prohibited items into the state from other places.
The suspect, the PPRO said, is also good at using the ID card to extort and harass innocent members of the public, thereby bringing the image of the Police Force to disrepute.
Exhibits recovered from the suspect include fake Police ID Card and a large quantity of Indian hemp.
In another development, the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, CP Olatoye Durosinmi has decorated Thirty-seven Deputy Superintendents of Police to the next rank of Superintendents of Police.
He urged them to be civil to Members of the public and eschew every form of corruption in line with the directives of the IGP while having greater respect for the fundamental human rights of the people.