Akwa Ibom Gov Orders Probe Into Attempted Murder Of Corps Member

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has directed the State Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, and Health Commissioner Prof Augustine Umo to conduct an investigation into the attempted murder of a National Youth Service Corps member.

The incident occurred at St. Theresa Hospital in Use Abat, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area on January 2, 2023. The attacker, who broke into her apartment and demanded money transfer, fled when alerted by patients in the hospital, sensing help was on the way.

But the governor in a statement by his Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Ini Ememobong, on Wednesday, titled “Governor Eno orders immediate investigation into attempted murder at Use Abat, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area” directed that the two commissioners should brief him immediately after the investigation.

The statement read in part, “In reaction to the news of an allegation of attempted murder of a corps member at the St. Theresa Hospital, Use Abat, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, the Governor, His Excellency, Pastor Umo Eno has directed the Commissioner of Police and the Honourable Commissioner for Health to undertake an immediate investigation into the matter, and brief him accordingly.

“He assured the citizens of his commitment to the safety and security of the lives and property of citizens and residents in the state

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