Former LG Vice Chairman Assassinated in Uyo

Mr. Bassey Ekpo, former vice chairman of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been killed by suspected assassins.

Ekpo was killed in the Housing Extension part of Eniong/Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital while returning home after the day’s work. There was a heavy down pour when his assailants killed him, dragged his body out of the car, and abandoned it in a nearby bush.

According to reports, the suspected assassins left the blood-stained vehicle and used their victim’s phone to inform his wife that her husband had been involved in an accident and that the wife should go to a certain hospital to see him.

Vanguard reported that the wife and their two children found the deceased car a few metres away from their home as they were about to drive to the hospital.

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They called the police immediately, and the police responded promptly. After a thorough search around the nearby bush, they found the lifeless body of the 54-year-old politicians.

Akwa ibom state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Etim when contacted said he needed to contact the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ewet Housing Area where the incident took place in order to get the full account of the incident. He however assured that the assassins would be brought to book.

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