By Okon Bassey in Uyo
The transition Chairman of Ukanafun Local Government Council of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Abasiono Udomfu, and three others have been arrested by security operatives in the state over the alleged assassination of the secretary of the council, Mr. Ime Atakpa.
The two other suspects reportedly arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State were said to have made confessional statements to the police that Udomfu allegedly paid them the sum of N300,000 to eliminate the local government scribe for undisclosed reason.
Another suspected culprit, who is an aide to the chairman, Mr. Akaninyene Ibout, was also arrested last Wednesday, a day after the visit of the wife of the Akwa Ibom State governor, Mrs. Martha Emmanuel, to inaugurate buildings erected for widows in the area on Tuesday.
The Public Relations Officer in the state Police Command, Mr. Chukwu Ikechukwu, confirmed the arrest of the council boss and others.
He said: â€œInvestigation is on and as soon as we conclude it, the matter will be charged to court.â€