By Jonathan Ugbal
A veteran On Air Personality (OAP) with the State owned Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC), Mr. Peter Etim also know as ‘Peter-Tex’ and ‘The Godfada has been kidnapped.
The 50-year old is said to have left home for work where he was scheduled to go on air when a vehicle pulled up in front of him. He is said to have been ushered into their vehicle while his was driven away by one of his abductors.
As at press time, this reporter learnt that the CRBC management was in an emergency meeting with the only item in the agenda being the kidnap of the Journalist.
Meanwhile, a cinematographer and non linear editor attached to the press unit of the Governors office have lost cash and properties to robbers in the past week.
The non linear editor, Mr. Ekpe Bassey told CrossRiverWatch that he was returning home from work after a brief stopover at church on Wednesday when he was robbed at gunpoint.
“I have always heard stories of robbery at gun point, never had such experience until last night. On my way back from church at about 9:00 PM, I ran into some group of boys along Palm Street. Being my area and have never had any such experience prior, I never suspected anything. I had almost walked past when suddenly, someone grabbed my backpack from behind. I reacted from impulse. Only to turn around and met at least two pistols pointing at me,” Ekpe said.
According to him, a rush of adrenaline made him take to his heels leaving the backpack which contained his laptop, storage drives, files among other accessories.
Also, Mr. Tony Akim, a cinematographer with the African Independent Television told this reporter that some petty robbers broke into his house along Amika Utuk street on Tuesday night and threatened to shoot him dead.
“They carted away my laptop, camera accessories, cash and household items,” Akim said, adding that; “It has left me in a kind of limbo as I have not been able to work efficiently.”
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