Monarch Blames Cross River Government For Increased Crime In Calabar South

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By Jeremiah Archibong

HRM Effiong Mbukpa, Muri Munene of the Efuts
HRM Effiong Mbukpa, Muri Munene of the Efuts

The Paramount Ruler of Calabar South LGA and King of the Efuts in Cross River State, His Royal Majesty, Muri Munene Effiong Mbukpa has called on the Ayade led State Government to swiftly intervene in the matter between him and Prof. Hogan Ita, a factional Muri Munene.

The King who is backed by the Efut Combine Assembly (ECA); the statutory body that elects and crown the King of the Efut Nation, in his urgent call to the State Government attributed the increased crime rate in the area to the fact that his palace and legitimacy is under contention, maintaining that the legal body (ECA) that crowned him has not disputed his legitimacy but that the actions of government over the years have not corroborated the position of the ECA leaving a vacuum that is the root cause of insecurity in the community.

His Royal Majesty, Effiong Mbukpa who made the appeal at a one day interactive session on child abuse, child theft and kidnapping in Cross River State over the weekend went on to reveal that his palace has been under lock and key for over six years now.

The Monarch who was represented by His Royal Highness, Muri Effiong Okon, supported the program organized by Prevent Abuse of Children Today (PACT) saying it is timely.

Lamenting that over time the traditional institution has been arresting criminals but when handed over to the police, even when charged to court with facts, they are let loose again to the streets and that is threatening the community because according to him in most cases they come for revenge, citing an example of a case of rape where the perpetrator was let loose after been taken to court.

He ended by calling on the State Governor Senator Ben Ayade to embrace community policing as the best approach in curbing crimes reiterating that the struggle is never complete without the traditional institution,

He also asked the governor to expedite action in ensuring his return to his ancestral palace, asking that “how can a King be a King without a palace?

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