Imoke Charges Police To Secure Release Of Kidnapped Politician

In Breaking News, National News, Politics, Reports

By Our Correspondent

Dominic Aqua
Dominic Aqua

Cross River State governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has charged the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the state to join forces in ensuring the immediate and safe release of Chief Dominic Aqua Edem who was recently kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Calabar.

Hon. Dominic Aqua Edem who is the former Deputy Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly
and immediate past Commissioner representing the state on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is the Labor Party candidate for the Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Calabar South Federal Constituency in the April 28, 2015 General Elections was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his Calabar South residence on Sunday, 14th March, 2015.

In a press statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief Akin Ricketts, on behalf of the state Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, declared emphatically that “Government totally condemns this barbaric and heinous crime against humanity. The Nigerian Police Force as well as other security agencies must move in swiftly to effect the unconditional release of Rt. Hon Edem and subsequent apprehension of all those behind this criminal act.”

Chief Ricketts who described the incident as unfortunate and a strange happening in the state since the inception of the present administration maintained that “Government is saddened by the emergence of this trend in the state, which completely negates the peaceful as well as hospitable tradition of Cross River people and hereby advises residents of the state to be weary of suspicious movement of unknown persons and vehicles in and around their vicinity.”

Continuing, Rickett said: “Government hereby appeals to the conscience of all those behind this inhuman act to respect the sanctity of human life as created by God and unconditionally release Rt. Hon. Edem without delay.”

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

#EndPoliceBrutality: Cross River Panel Fails To Sit After 43 Day Adjournment

By Patrick Obia and Rachel Idim As the life of the Cross River State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into


Cross River Recruiting Teachers, Sachet Water Manufacturers For Equatorial Guinea – John Gaul

By Maxwell Effiong Former State lawmaker and Cross River’s Special Envoy to the Gulf of Guinea, John Gaul Lebo


Cross River To Get 270 Days Of Rain In 2021 – NiMET

By Patrick Obia The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted normal to above normal rainfall season in 2021 across


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now