Akwa Ibom lawmaker narrates how he escaped from suspected kidnappers


A lawmaker in Akwa Ibom Converse has narrated how he escaped from gunmen whom he said attempted to abduct him.

Usoroh Akpanusoh, the member representing Esit Eket/Ibeno Converse Constituency in Akwa Ibom Apartment of Assembly, said the suspected kidnappers dragged his driver out of the vehicle previous to they came after him.

He said two folks had been killed right by the incident which took place on November 4.

Mr Akpanusoh, who’s from Uquo, a riverine neighborhood in Akwa Ibom, narrated the incident to newshounds in Uyo on Saturday.

“I changed into once at a archaic marriage for approximately 40 minutes, then I made up my mind to proceed. Whereas entering my vehicle, I spotted that there changed into once a Nissan Sony vehicle blocking off my vehicle from going out. Directly, I noticed a younger man with an AK-47 who changed into once capturing in the air.

“I belief he changed into once a police officer because he dressed like a policeman. On the the same time, I changed into once privy to the indisputable truth that there changed into once no police presence after I came in.

“Sadly, it turned out to be a crew of younger men who’re kidnappers, and I could also rep to even deliver that it changed into once an attempted assassination on my lifestyles.

“At some extent, they dragged my driver out of the vehicle and turned to my facet, opened the door and tried to pressure me out of the vehicle however I resisted and the neighborhood folks also learned them,” he said.

The lawmaker said he escaped from the men after some struggling.

“When the neighborhood noticed that there changed into once a uninteresting physique on the ground, all people began to hotfoot for his or her lives.

“So we struggled and struggled, as God would dangle it, I changed into once in a residing to flee from the fingers of the kidnappers.”

Mr Akpanusoh said after he left the neighborhood, he changed into once told that the suspected kidnappers killed one particular person on the gap while one other that changed into once shot later died in the sanatorium.

Mr Akpanusoh said he has reported the incident to the express commissioner of police, and that the incident ought to dangle been politically motivated.

PREMIUM TIMES contacted a childhood from the gap, Emem James, who corroborated what the lawmaker said.

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Mr James gave the identification of the one who died on the gap as Raphael Emmanuel whom he said is his associate’s father.

One other childhood from the gap, Ubong Dan, who said he witnessed the incident, identified the second sufferer as Eniefiok.


“The one which died on the gap, his name is Rafael Friday Emmanuel. The opposite one is Enefiok, however I don’t know his elephantine name,” he said.

The police spokesperson in the express, Odiko MacDon, said he changed into once no longer privy to the case. He said the police would evaluate the incident if a picture has been filed.

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