Police declare councillor over murder of monarch in Akwa Ibom


Police declare councillor, 13 others wanted over murder of monarch in Akwa Ibom

By Harris Emanuel – Uyo

Akwa Ibom State Police Command is on the trail of a councilor and 13 others wanted over the killing of a monarch in Okobo local government area of the state.

The village head, one Chief Henry Esimeme, of Nsie Esimeme was reportedly killed on Sunday.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Frederick N-Nudam, said the Supervisory Councillor for Finance in the Council, Nkereuwem John allegedly teamed up with Youth Leader, Usong Morrison John to mastermind the crime.

N-Nudam said the Commissioner of Police,  Imohimi Edgal ordered the arrest of the suspects for allegedly taking laws into their hands by avenging the death of a former Youth President of the Village, Aniefiok Mkpo-Abasi.

According to him, Aniefiok Mkpo-Abasi allegedly died after drinking some local gins mixed with herbal concoction in the house of Sunday Walter Ukoh, thereby sparking the suspicion and anger that he was deliberately killed.

The Akwa Ibom police PRO also stated that the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper