Just a few days after men of the police force bulldozed their way into the home of elder statesman, Dr. Edwin Clark, the police may again be on their way to search, arrest and intimidate an APC chieftain in Akwa Ibom State. This paper can reveal that a prominent Politician and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress from Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State, may have been set up for arrest and detention any time from now, following a petition by agents of the Akwa Ibom State government, alleging that the politician was training militants.
Speaking to our Correspondent, a top security source said that the plan was for the prominent politician to be picked up on allegations of illegal possession of firearms, money laundering and training of militants for use during the forthcoming general election.
Our source, who craved anonymity, said that agents of the state have succeeded in their arrangement for the APC chieftain to be picked up as the “arrangee petition has been minuted to the Akwa Ibom State police command, who are expected to effect the arrest of the APC member for questioning.”
“As we speak, the petition is already with the police command here and they will act on it any moment from now. Even though, the allegations are too outlandish, the police, I am sure will still do their work by investigating the allegations”, the source said.
When contacted to speak on the matter, Elder Bassey Idiong, a youth leader and an active member of the APC in the state, said that such petition was ill conceived and an attempt to cow members of his party, adding that “the plans of the enemy have already failed.”
He called on President Mohammadu Buhari, the APC National Chairman, APC party leaders in the state to take note of the sinister plans and nip them in the bud before it is too late. “ I am sure that the plan is to destabilize the state APC by arresting the party’s heavy weights and detaining them in the build up to the election, so the federal government and the APC, in particular should not allow them to succeed”, he said.