FEAR of reprisal attack has enveloped Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, following the alleged murder of the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ubong Udo Udofia, by some policemen.
Udofia, 45, popularly called, ‘Evolution’, was said to have been clubbed to death with guns by four policemen, after trying unsuccessfully to kill him through direct shooting.
Narrating her ordeal at their home, 179, Ikpa Road, Afaha Oku, Uyo, the state capital on Friday, the distraught wife, Margaret said that her husband met his untimely death when minor argument with a policeman resulted in full blown brawl.
“I was just returning from the market when I was called suddenly to the witness what happened to
my husband. When I got to the place, my husband was already gasping for breath until he gave up in my present”.
According to her, “a policeman had parked his car and was loading passengers near the Itam motor park, when members of the task force working for my husband accosted him and directed that he should enter the park and load so others should not join”.
The policeman in mufti, she added, resisted and the task force members demanded for the car key and he refused. The car, it was gathered, was pushed into the park on the orders of the deceased.
“My husband was in an- other vehicle waiting for the car owner, not knowing he had called four of his colleagues, who arrived and immediately began to shoot sporadically before they resorted to using gun butts to club him till he became unconscious.