By Tony NYONG
The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Engr. Ignatius Kevin Edet, may have jettisoned plans to resort to the services of uncanny powers to reveal the pilferer of $15000 out of the about $50,000 that got missing in his room.
The amount, according to an impeccable source, was part of the money from the executive arm as allowance to members of the State House of Assembly.
Saturday Vanguard also gathered that while the speaker had $50,000, principal officers of the house collected $40,000, while other members got $30,000 each.
But Edet, in a quick reaction, denied knowledge of receiving such money from the executive, let alone keeping it at home for it to be pilfered.
The speaker, who had initially taken his share of the allowance home for keeps, went to the bank to lodge the cash but was miffed to discover in the bank at the point of depositing the cash with his account officer at one of the recently rescued new generation banks that about $15000 had been pilfered from the total sum.
The infuriated speaker, who this correspondent learnt had counted the money severally for confirmation, left the remaining cash with his account officer and moved straight to where he had planned to consult the native doctor who would use his powers to kill whoever stoleÂ the money.
Edet, it was however revealed, had a rethink en route the place and remembered that the only person who saw and knew where the money was kept was a principal member of the family, and having a feeling that doing anything untoward over the missing money could cause the family a more serious damage, jettisoned the plans and went back to the bank to collect the money he had earlier left with his account officer.
It is alleged that he used the money to buy a property in a choice area in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.