Emmanuel’s security aide abducted
The Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Capt. Iniobong Ekong has been picked up by security agents in the state. Ekong was said to have been picked up midnight of Friday allegedly by soldiers, purportedly on a petition written by Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The Commissioner for Information, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Charles Udoh, who confirmed the abduction, said Ekong was picked up at his residence in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It was gathered that he has been taken to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for interrogation.The Commissioner, who recalled that the Military said it would have no role to play in the elections, wondered why it become the duty of the Army to investigate petitions, arrest and detain people.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon, when contacted, said the police was yet to receive such information. Senator Akpabio had, after voting in his polling unit at Independent Primary School in Essien Udim, Ukana West Ward 2, said as a lawmaker, he would never get himself involved in anything that would bring disrepute to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Reacting to allegations against him, Akpabio, who said the state PDP-led government was jittery over the elections, denied the claims.He said PDP people are the ones bringing in thugs to rig the election, as over 600 of them were arrested in different places prior to election.