Gov Emmanuel Condemns Assault On Man Who ‘Insulted’ LG Chairman, Orders Probe

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Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, on Thursday tweeted his condemnation of the brutalization of an artisan, Godwin Abraham in Abak Local Government of the state by thugs loyal council chairman Imoh Williams and urged the state assembly to probe the assault.

Mr. Emmanuel said the treatment meted out to the man for allegedly insulting Mr. Williams is against the values of the people of the state.

According to the goernor, the state assembly has commenced full investigation into the incident.

“I roundly condemn the assault that took place at Abak LGA, currently circulating on the social media. Such actions are unacceptable in a civilized society and does not represent our core values. I have advised the A/Ibom State House of Assembly to commence full investigations,” he tweeted.

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I roundly condemn the assault that took place at Abak LGA, currently circulating on the social media. Such actions are unacceptable in a civilized society and does not represent our core values. I have advised the A/Ibom State House of Assembly to commence full investigations

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Meanwhile, Williams has denied having anything to do with the assault.

In a statement via his Facebook account, he said he has never subscribed to violence and he would “never condone such even in the future.”

He wrote, “In the light of the troubling social, economic and political implication of such anti-social vice on my person and office, I hereby state that at no time did the perpetrators of the act did so with my permission,” the statement read.

“My history and antecedents are in the public domain as proof that I have never subscribed to violence and could not have sponsored the said attack on the man in question.

“I was only informed of the incidence a fortnight ago when the perpetrators were rounded off by the police at the State Police Headquarters, and I was thereafter briefed on the matter.

“Conscious that mere dissociating myself from the action of the perpetrators is not enough, I had long relieved the mastermind of the act and of his appointment as my Aide, trusting that the security agencies will be getting to the root of the matter.

“I roundly condemn all act of violence and intimidation on citizens and will never condone such even in the future.”

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