Wife Humiliation Report: Cross River Deputy Governor Orders Arrest of CrossRiverWatch Reporter

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Efiok Cobham, Deputy Governor, Cross River State
Efiok Cobham, Deputy Governor, Cross River State

by crossriverwatch admin

A crossriverwatch freelance reporter Mr. Emmanuel Unah was last night arrested by operatives from the Cross River State CID Headquaters, Diamond Hill, Calabar on the orders of the state Deputy Governor, Barrister Efiok Cobham.

Crossriverwatch gathered that the arrest was in connection with a story captioned: “Cross River Deputy Governor Commands Wife to Kneel Down And Apologize to His Aide” published by crossriverwatch May 31, 2013.

Eye witnesses reports say “fully armed operatives from Diamond Hill stormed Mr. Unah’s residence in the dead of the night to demand that he follows them to their office. His kids were visibly troubled by the presence of the police and their arms but Emmanuel did not resist. He accompanied in the vehicle they came with.”

Information from a police source say: “since that report was published, the deputy governor has been restless. You know the report went viral online and it caused him a lot of embarrassment and he had to order the arrest of anyone connected to the media house crossriverwatch”.

“Even those of us in the police only know that the publisher stays in Lagos and thought you people are doing guerrilla journalism without exposing your reporters. But the division in the NUJ in Calabar which resulted from the disputed elections has left a deep crack amongst the journalists and it was not difficult to get some of your colleagues who exposed Emmanuel as one your reporters. We are not sure who did the report, but the police hope they can make him reveal his source of information.”

According to Mr. Unah’s friend, Roland Edet who has visited him in detention, “Up till this morning, the police had no tangible reason for arresting Mr. Emmanuel other than asking him about his relationship with crossriverwatch. I would want to think that if a registered media organization publishes what you don’t agree with, you go to court. No one has the right to arrest a journalist for doing his job. The court’s are there to settle this kinds of disputes, no one should because of his position think he can intimidate a press man from doing his job. It will only make his matter worse”.

Mr. Efiok Cobham was reported to have ordered his wife, Glory to kneel down and apologize to his protocol officer, Asikpo Okon for allegedly claiming that the protocol officer was in the habit of arranging girls for his boss.

A close family source had informed crossriverwatch that Efiok’s wife and Asikpo have been having running battles since 2011 when, the erstwhile Cross River Broadcasting Cooperation, CRBC correspondent who was covering the government house was said to be having a relationship with the deputy governor.”Oga was very angry with his wife when she confronted Asikpo over the relationship between him and the CRBC girl that is covering his office”.

Our source said Asikpo who is a relative of Efiok had immediately gone to tell his boss his wife’s claim that he was now arranging the CRBC girl for him and the deputy governor angrily called on the wife and commanded her to kneel down and apologize to Asikpo or kiss the marriage goodbye “Madam felt bitterly humiliated but she had no choice than to kneel down and apologize instead of ending the marriage because she saw the anger and seriousness on oga’s face”.
Crossriverwatch also has it on good authority that, Glory has been loudly complaining to her friends and relatives that she and her husband have not been having the best of times.

According to sources close to her, the woman has for some time been suspecting the husband of betraying their marital vows by frolicking with ladies and some of his female media aides during his frequent travels and she claims “That Asikpo who knew the difficult times she and Efiok were going through before 1999 and yet she stuck with the man could stab her in the back by arranging ladies for her husband”.

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8 commentsOn Wife Humiliation Report: Cross River Deputy Governor Orders Arrest of CrossRiverWatch Reporter

  • DIS REPORTERS R GOING TOO FAR. THIS SHOULD BE A FAMILY AFFAIR. I IMAGINE THIS REPORTER MAY NOT EVEN BE A BETTER HOME MAKER THAN THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR. SO MANY THINGS HAPPEN IN HOMES. IF WE ARE HERE TO TALK WHAT TRANSPIRES IN OUR HOMES, THEN MAYBE NO ONE WILL BE GUILTLESS. WAS HE PAID FOR THIS? THIS IS HOME, NOT JUST A PRIVATE LIFE. HOWEVER THEY LIVED THEIR LIFE IS OF BENEFIT TO US. IF THE WIFE DIDN’T MAKE AN OFFICIAL REPORT, THEN SHE WANTS TO PROTECT HER HOME. THIS REPORTER CERTAINLY WANTS TO PUT MORE FIRE. THIS ALSO IS NO NEWS! GO FIND NEWS!

  • mr. unah should not intimidated by the deputy governor

    • For media men/women to intrude into someone family affairs is unprofessional…no matter the person position…why is one family issues making waves… people should nt use this avenue to speak rudely to a leader who has shown good leadership potentials….this is not politic at all….let maturity be in play….if what go on in everybody home is discussed in the media house….then we will not have anything again to read on devt…Let Mr Emma Unah go and apologies for his incompetency in Journalism service

  • the mentality of Efiok is so low to dehumanise his wife because of the guilt. It wasn’t an alligation, but a fact, so he hould own up and aoplogise to his wife. Because the PA is his relation, then his wife is a commoner? Efiok wise up and stop this crap, what a shame to humiliate your wife in the presence of your relation.Intimidation won’t solve the problem cos it has gone verile, or were you thinking that your life is hidden from the public? Besides, you volunteered to serve as deputy to Imoke,why all this buhaha of intimidating a journalist who is doing his work to expose your his and seek game? Efiok learn from your Boss and see how he carries himself both in private and in the public.

  • I wish all of you connected with CROSS RIVER WATCH will be arrested and charged to court. You are liars. I attended an occassion at PYRAMID HOTEL concerning REBUILD NIGERIA about two weeks ago, and the group reiterated their support for President Goodluck Jonathan, i was shock to read here about the same event the opposite way- telling the world of REBUILD NIGERIA’s decision to stop Jonathan at all cost in 2015. We will like to know the people behind CROSSRIVERWATCH. What is their aim? They must be taught a lesson or two. They must be taught to verify their informations before printing. I am willing to stand in court to testify against them(evidence of what transpired at Pyramid Hotel). The truth must be told.

  • CROSS RIVER STATE COALITION FOR CHANGE MUST CONDEMN THIS CLEAR ACT OF ABUSE OF OFFICE. EFIOK COBHAM IS PRIMITIVE, UNDESERVING AND UNFIT FOR SUCH HIGH OFFICE. THIS ACTION INDICATES HE HIS GUILTY OF THE DESPICABLE ACT, IF NOT, AS A LAWYER IF HE TRULY DESERVES TO BE CALLED ONE, EFIOK COBHAM SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAT THE RIGHT COURSE IS TO GO TO COURT. WHOEVER ASPIRES TO PUBLIC OFFICE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT BY DOING SO, HE HAS SURRENDERED HIS PRIVATE LIFE TO THE PUBLIC, AS HE WILL FROM THEREON BE CONSTANTLY BE UNDER SCRUTINY.SO MUCH UNPALATABLE THINGS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT IMOKE AND HIS WIFE, HOW MANY TIMES HAS HE/SHE USED STATE INSTRUMENTS TO HARASS OR BUNDLE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS SIMPLY DOING THEIR JOB,INTO DETENTION. I URGE THIS FORUM TO WADE INTO THIS ISSUE, PUT PRESSURE ON THE STATE GOVERNOR TO ORDER AN INVESTIGATION INTO THESE ISSUES, AND IF IT IS FOUND OUT TO BE TRUE THAT MRS COBHAM WAS THUS TREATED AS REPORTED, THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR SHOULD BE FORCED TO RESIGN. WE NEED ROLE MODELS IN PUBLIC OFFICE, NOT TOUTS LIKE EFIOK COBHAM. CROSS RIVER STATE DESERVES BETTER LEADERSHIP THAT WILL SET GOOD EXAMPLES TO THOSE COMING BEHIND. GOVERNOR IMOKE, IT IS TIME FOR EFIOK COBHAM TO GO……….HE IS A TOUT AND UNFIT FOR PUBLIC OFFICE……..A VESTIGE OF THE PAST ERA……..IT IS TIME TO RID YOURSELF OF THIS RELIC OF THE PAST FIEFDOM. THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE YOUR FAULTS, BUT IT IS CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT YOU ARE TOO DISCIPLINED TO HAVE THIS TOUT(EFIOK COBHAM) AS YOUR DEPUTY. THE EARLIER YOU GET RID OF HIM, THE BETTER….

    • Bassey u are right, efiok cobham is a bastard flirt, he can sleep with any thing under skirt, i pity his wife a lot, he isnt a role model at all and shouldnt be a deputy governor, i am speaking the truth cos i have slept with him on several occasions at his office at mary slessor avenue in calabar, at several hotels in calabar and even at the deputy governors office, it annoys me that he is arresting someone as if he didnt commit the crime, what a shame.

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