A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Otu Inyang, has been killed in his hometown, Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area, in the early hours of January 1 by gunmen.
According to witnesses, the deceased was on his way home after attending the ‘cross over service’ at Qua Iboe Church in the community, when he was waylaid by the assailants and shot dead.
Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom, Odiko MacDon who described the incident as unfortunate said the state Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme has ordered an investigation into the incident.
He said “Yes, it is true that the man was shot dead on his way back home after the crossover service in his church.
“The son reported to the police the following morning that the father and his mother were returning from church on 31st December and was attacked by two heavy gunmen who shot the father in the head before he died.
“The Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book,” he stated.