Man Petitions Police Commissioner Over Threat To Life By C’R Water Board MD, Victor Ekpo.

By Our Reporter

Managing Director of Cross River State Water Board, Mr. Victor Effiom Ekpo has been accused of threatening to kill one Pastor Effiong Ekpo.

Mr. Victor Ekpo, according to the petition dated 3rd January, 2022, titles ‘Petition over threat to my life‘ and seen by this paper, made the threat during a 3 minutes, 28 seconds telephone conversation on December 29, 2021 to Pastor Efffiong Ekpo.

Pastor Ekpo who is also the President, Association of Concerned Indigenes of Okoyong Community, ACIOC, a frontline community development group based in Okoyong Community pleaded with the police commissioner and other security agencies to save him and his family from “harmful plot by Mr. Victor Ekpo”

The group had reacted to viral video made by Mr. Ekpo’s wife, Mrs Stella Odey, who is also the Commissioner for local government affairs, where she cautioned some party supporters not to pay homage to Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong.

While distancing itself from the statement, the group also frowned at the comments calling it “ an insult to the person of the respected political leader of Odukpani”

The Petition

According to Pastor Ekpo, the Water Board Managing Director got so infuriated that he called him and threatened to kill him.

“After the statement that we made, Mr. Victor Ekpo that has not called me for years now, called and abused me for insulting his wife, then he said ‘Anywhere I see you, I will kill you. It is either I kill you or you kill me.” Ekpo told our reporter.

Pastor Effiong who is also a retired soldier said “ I have served this country as a soldier no body can issue such a threat to me and I keep quiet and watch. Especially with the current security problems in our country. That is why I am taking the right step to inform the appropriate security agencies.

Pastor Effiong Ekpo

“ the decision to distance ourselves from the unguided utterances of Mrs Odey and apologizing to HRH Etinyin (Dr) Asukwo Ekpenyong OON, on behalf of the entire Okoyong community was a collective one as an association during our group’s general meeting. It wasnot my personal decision. So why is the attack now on my person” he asked.

He said the group was registered with with the aim of fostering love, unity and progress among Indigenes of Okoyong Community and the entire society at large.

“As a law abiding citizen of this country, l can not take laws into my hands, that is why l am calling on the appropriate security agencies to call Victor Effiom Ekpo, the MD Water Board to order.

Several attempts made to reach Mr Victor Effiom was not successful as did not pick calls.

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