Controversial retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mbu is to be arraigned over the murder of one Ayuk Ettah Ngon.
State Attorney General, Tanko Ashang is sueing the retired police officer unbehalf of the Cross River State government in an offence that he said Mbu commited on december 24, 2018 along Ndung stream road in Bendeghe Ekiem, in Etung LGA of Cross River State.
Court documents seen by The Parchment, with charge number, HC/40C/2021, and signed by director of public prosecution, M.I Itittim, Esq accused Mbu of carrying out the act in connivance with some security aides attached to him.
According to the petition also seen by this paper. Mbu’s convoy alledgedly intercepted some of the youths along Ndung stream road in Bendeghe Ekiem and started shooting sparodically, warning that he had stopped all forms of masquerade display in the community. As a result, one of the youths who was hit by the bullets lost his life.
It said when they took the corpes to Mbu’s residence, he asked his armed security guards to chase the boys away while he deposited the corpse in the mogue and instructed that it should not be released to anyone.
The youths are alledging that it is over two years now, the family of the slained Ayuk Ettah have not been able to bury their son.
Mr Mbu has however promised to react to the allegation soon.
Joseph Mbu courted controversy when as the Rivers State Police commissioner, he was accused to have led some of his men to stop Rotimi Ameachi who was then governor of Rivers State from accessing the government backend gate.
Ibim Semanteri, then commissioner for information had accused Mr. Mbu of obstructed the state governor from entering the government house.
The face-off between Mbu and Amaechi, began to receive serious media coverage after the violence in the Rivers State House of Assembly in July 2013.
Mbu was later promoted to the rank of Assistance Inspector General of Police and redeployed to Jos, Plateau state, where he served as the Commandant of Police Training School until he was retired in 2016.
He however challenged his retirement in court against the Police Service Commission, PSC. The matter was later settled out of court.