Akpabio, Nse Ntuen Fingered In Cult Killings In Akwa Ibom
As National Assembly receives SOS from kinsmen
The House of Representatives has acknowledged the receipt of a petition against Senator Godswill Akpabio for his alleged sponsorship of political assassination in parts of Akwa Ibom State.
A petition had been forwarded to the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Petition titled “A Call For Urgent Intervention To ensure the safe and Immediate Return of Over three years internally Displaced persons as well as ending the Political Sponsored Carnage in Midim Community in Essien Udim L.G.A, Akwa Ibom State.
The petition which is signed by one Victor Udom on behalf of Midim Community accuses Senator Akpabio of Sponsoring the Cultists who were responsible for the killings in the area and other parts of the State.
According to the petitions “One of the Cult Kingpins, Emmanuel Ben who is now standing trial for serial Capital offences in a State High Court in Ikot Ekpene Judicial Council during investigation admitted sending a Thank you message to the distinguished Senator Akpabio for using his position to turn the matter in their favour when the matter was being investigated in Abuja…”
The petitioner also says Senator Akpabio is shielding the accused persons from the law, as well as often helping suspects Hon. Nse Ntuen, Chrystanthus George and Emmanuel Ben to shun police invitation
It accuses Akpabio of complicacy in the profligacy of Cult groups around the community which are responsible for several deaths in Midim Community including the young and the old.
It says efforts to stop cultism on the area often attracts strong resistance from the sponsors and political heavyweights who feel threatened by the move to disband the Akwa Marine Cult gang.
It says Akpabio and his cohorts allegedly employ the instrumentality of their positions to form a strong cartel in conspiracy to ensure that arrest, investigation and prosecution of culpable gang members are frustrated.
According to the report, “they try to manipulate security agents and the judiciary in their evil plot to let loose any of their men found in the police net or court”
It challenges Senator Akpabio, Nse Ntuen and Chrysanthus George to issue categorical statements concerning this gang who openly claim to be working for them and who are still hiding under their influence to commit havoc.
It says with Akpabio’s Continuous claim that 2019 election will be a do or die affair for APC, if these men working for him are not checked, he will make do this threats. The petitioner says he has fleed with his immediate family from Akwa Ibom State, and have still remained in exile for safety, just as others have non to neighboring States and Abuja.
It prays the Committee to see to their return in order not to disenfranchise them in the forthcoming election, and guarantee their safety in view of the antecedents of Akpabio and his collaborators, given their political and financial influence.