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‘How my father was shot, burnt and beheaded’

Bassey Anthony, Uyo

Like a horror film, the village head of Nsie group in Okobo native authorities space of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Effiong Henry Etimene was gruesomely murdered by hoodlums suspected to be cultists.

The son of the deceased monarch, Prince Emmanuel Henry narrated amid tears how his father was shot, his corpse set ablaze and later beheaded.

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has already declared 14 individuals wished whereas 15 suspects arrested in reference to the homicide are cooling their heels within the state police command.

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Prince Henry instructed reporters in Uyo {that a} Councillor in Okobo LGA masterminded his father’s loss of life over points surrounding the forthcoming native authorities elections within the state.

He mentioned the suspected cultists believed to have been engaged by the Councillor after a confrontation with the police, which led to the loss of life of considered one of them descended on the village head with an axe, blocks and different harmful weapons, and later carried the unconscious physique right into a GP tank, packed a few of the village council chairs into it, poured petrol and set the person ablaze.

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Establishing a hyperlink between the homicide of his father and the continuing Native authorities politics within the space, Prince Henry mentioned the mentioned Councilor (now at giant) had earlier approached his father to barter a chance of returning as councilor.

“The Nsie group of villages had met and got here up with an inventory, however the Councillor and some older males who’re loyal to him determined to provide you with their very own record and threatened the village head to work with that or be able to face the results. However the village head insisted that the collective pursuits of the folks should be accommodated.”

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He appealed to the Akwa Ibom State authorities to intervene and fish out the culprits and to assist the household recuperate the top of the Monarch for burial.

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