BY TONY NYONG
UYO—FORMER vice chairman of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Bassey Ekpo, has been killed by suspected assassins.
Vanguard gathered that the 54-year-old father of two, who was killed in the Housing Extension part of Eniong/Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, was returning home after the day’s business under a heavy down pour when his assailants killed him, dragged his body out of the car, and abandoned it in a nearby bush.
The suspected assassins reportedly left the blood-stained vehicle and used the deceased’s phone to inform the wife that her husband had been involved in an accident and that the wife should go to a certain hospital to see him.
Vanguard gathered that as the wife and their two children were about to drive to the said hospital, they spotted the husband’s car a few metres away from their home.
They immediately made a call to the police, who responded, and after a thorough search around the nearby bush found the lifeless body of the slain politician.
When Vanguard contacted the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Etim, he asked for time to communicate with the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ewet Housing Area where the incident took place.
He, however, assured that the assassins would not escape the long arm of the law.