Cross River Commissioner Opens Up On Claims He Stormed Colleague’s Office With Thugs

Cross River State Commissioner for Transportation, Pastor Ekpenyong Cobham, has denied accusations circulating in the state that he stormed the State’s Ministry of Works with thugs and carted away official documents belonging to the Ministry.

He said that there was no way he could have stooped so low to storm his colleague’s office with thugs to commit such an offense, which he knew had criminal implications.

Cobham, speaking through his Special Assistant, Mr. Joseph Davis Agba, said, “It’s ridiculous to say that I went to the Commissioner for Work’s office with thugs only to cart away documents that were useful to his office.


“The Commissioner for Transportation did not meet with Commissioner for Works or came in contact with him, neither did he have any argument or altercation with Works Commissioner.

“Let it be on record that we didn’t even see each other talk less of shaking hands with each other. This allegation and speculation are absolutely not true and fake.”


He urged the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) to come to terms with the law so that they can work with the Governor Bassey Otu administration, whose vision is to bring succor in the transport sub-sector.

Cobham, however, stated that his Ministry remains in charge of the supervision of Traffic Management Regulatory and Monitoring Agency (TRAMRA), stressing that this can be attested to in a letter sent to the Transport Ministry from the State’s Attorney General and Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Reacting to the issue, director of Vehicle Inspection Officer, Chief Engr. Paul Bepeh, denied allegations of disobeying government directives as alleged by the Transportation Ministry, which said his office received letters to that effect from the Attorney General and SSG.

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