Peace meeting turns bloody as thugs kill ex-youth chief, injure others

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A supposed peace meeting in Uda neighborhood of Mbo Local council space of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, resulted in fiasco as thugs allegedly employed by an Assistant Superintendent of police, Xavier Ekpe (retd) invaded the venue and killed a former youth chief, Godwin Tom, leaving a number of others injured.

It was additionally gathered that one Asukwo Etekpo was overwhelmed to a state of coma, whereas one other Michael Abia sustained deep machete lower on the top.

Narrating the incident, an indigene of the place merely recognized as Christopher, stated the meeting was organised by Uda conventional council in the direction of discovering a peaceable coexistence between two aggrieved parties in Unyenge however bother began when the retired police supretendent Ekpe refused to acknowledge the headship of Chief Okon Etekpo as the normal ruler of Unyenge

According to him, “On Wednesday, Ekpe employed some thugs to the venue of the meeting in Uda, which aimed toward searching for a option to reconcile the aggrieved parties.

“He skipped the proceedings when the other elders had assembled and having known all his lies would be revealed at the parley where members of other party were around, he ensured that the meeting ended in a fiasco by launching an onslaught with the help of his thugs.”

However in response, Ekpe described the accusation as baseless and unfounded, including that he was a sufferer of the assault and needed to be rescued by the village head of the neighborhood.

His phrases, “At the meeting, the president of the Uda Community was there, the Chief of Uda was there, I used to be there, together with the scholars. They deliberated and on the finish of it, those that got here stated they can not go on with the matter, they fastened a date and the meeting was closed and all of us moved.

“I don’t know what occurred, I used to be within the street, once I wished to go they blocked me, it was the village head that saved me from the people. It shouldn’t be true, it’s a blatant lie.

“Nobody died, personally I don’t know because I was beaten up by the same group of people.”

 

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Meanwhile when the state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon was contacted, he stated he has but to obtain details about the disaster however added that he would examine the matter and be certain that the perpetrators had been delivered to e-book.

He nonetheless, cautioned the general public towards dashing to the media with data regarding disaster, noting that the police had been the precise place to report all disaster conditions.

“When things of this nature happen rather than rushing to the media, people should learn to report to the police for prompt action, have they reported the matter to the police or the DPO in the area?” Odiko queried.

 

Source : Dailypost

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