By way of Chioma Onuegbu
There used to be pandemonium in Ndiya Ikot Ukab village, of Nsit Ubium native executive space of Akwa Ibom on Thursday as alleged safety agent shot useless one Mr. Godwin Thomas right through a conventional marriage rite of a motive force to the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
It used to be amassed that the alleged police officer shot Thomas, an entertainer on the rite whilst he (Thomas) went asking the groom for some cash after the wedding rite.
An indigene of the neighborhood, who merely recognized himself as Mr. Akpan instructed Leading edge that Thomas used to be rushed to an undisclosed sanatorium straight away the place he sooner or later died.
Akpan mentioned, “Our individuals who noticed what came about mentioned the protection agent used to be looking to hit Thomas along with his gun however he ended capturing him. He used to be rushed to a sanatorium straight away however he didn’t live to tell the tale.
“The governor and his entourage have already left the development venue when the incident came about. And other folks didn’t even see when the protection officer disappeared from where, for this reason other folks may now not get his title.
“I can’t say whether or not he’s a police officer or now not as a result of I didn’t see him. In truth I used to be already on my method house when the incident came about. It used to be unlucky and pathetic”
Alternatively reacting to the incident, the Commissioner of Knowledge, Mr. Charles Udoh in a remark on Friday mentioned that the governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel has directed safety companies within the state to fish out whoever used to be at the back of the capturing.
Within the remark which used to be made to be had to newsmen on Friday entitled “Capturing of Godwin Thomas’ Udoh mentioned, The eye of Akwa Ibom State Govt has been attracted to an unlucky incident at Ndiya Ikot Ukab, Nsit Ubium LGA the place an blameless lifestyles used to be misplaced the previous day.
“His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is deeply saddened by means of the tragic tournament on the finish of an in a different way joyous instance. He has subsequently, directed Safety Businesses to fish-out and prosecute whoever used to be answerable for the unwarranted lack of an blameless lifestyles.
“Whilst commiserating with the circle of relatives of the deceased, the Governor reiterates his management’s dedication to the ongoing coverage of lives and belongings throughout the barriers of the state”
In a similar way, the Commissioner of police, Akwa Ibom state command, Mr. Zaki Ahmed ordered for discreet investigation into the killing with a view to resolve the offender whose identification used to be nonetheless unknown.
The CP in a remark signed by means of the Police Public Family members Officer, SP, Odiko MacDon reiterated his dedication to coverage of lives and belongings within the state.
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has gained a document at the very unlucky and unacceptable incident that came about on Thursday, November seventh, at Ndiya Ikot Ukab in Nsit Ubium Native Govt House of the State the place one Mr. Godwin Thomas used to be shot useless by means of a but to be recognized alleged Police Officer.
“Our initial investigation published that the incident befell after a wedding rite which used to be smartly attended on the above location and that there have been Police group of workers from throughout the State and neigbouring States on escort tasks.
“Our initial findings additional confirmed that,
as on the time of the incident, the protection group of workers from Akwa Ibom executive Area had left the realm.
“Whilst the identification of the offender of this dastardly act is for now unknown, the Commissioner of Police, CP Zaki Ahmed has ordered for a extra discreet investigation to be briefly performed to resolve the offender of the mentioned crime and prosecute similar.
“The Commissioner of Police commiserates with the circle of relatives of the deceased and need to reiterate the Command’s readiness in protective lives and belongings and preventing crimes in all portions of the State”, the remark reads.