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Police arrests Gov. Udom’s SA’s thugs

aquillaFemale thugs suspected to be working for the interest of Otobong Aquila Akpan, the Special Assistant to the Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Students matters were on Tuesday arrested by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Akwa Ibom command of the Nigerian Police Force.

The thugs numbering about fifteen had four of their colleagues picked up at the NigerWives event centre along Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo when they allegedly acted on the instructions of Otobong Akpan to disrupt the first ever National Female students’ summit tagged behind the beautiful faces. Other suspects as at the time of filing in this report were at large.

They are said to have stormed the venue of the event roughly dressed while brandishing weapons of attack and after they had been denied entry into the hall for their actions, they stayed outside and attempted to create a stampede. This action of theirs attracted the attention of the organizers of the event who quickly called in the Police.

The police responded immediately and as at the time they arrived the venue, some of them (female thugs) had escaped while four were unlucky to escape. They were however handed over to the Police at B division, Ewet Housing Estate for further interrogations.

The Divisional Crime Officer, DCO of Ewet Housing Estate who personally took charge of the matter is said to have invited the four suspects and the Akwa Ibom Female Students President Idongesit Micah for interrogation yesterday.

During the interrogation, the four suspects who refused to name their sponsors are said to have opened up and confessed to the crime pleading that they were ill advised to attack the summit and attempt to stop the occasion.

A police source who confided in our reporter hinted that the suspects while interrogating with the police DCO had appealed to and begged the female students’ leader, Idongesit Micah to please forgive them as they will not be misled again into any action that is untoward. They appealed to the police to please pardon them as they have turned a new leaf and shall not get themselves involve in any activities that is capable of breaching the peace of the students community and the society in general.

The female Students Leader in Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Micah is said to have however forgiven the quartet with a call on them to be of good behavior in the society. Idongesit Micah is said to have said in the presence of the Police authority in Ewet Housing police station that he has forgiven them and that they should abide by their promise of being agent of positive development in the state.

The DCO on his own is said to have acknowledged the effort of Idongesit Micah in maintaining peace amongst the female students’ population. He called on the students to bury all differences and work towards building a peaceful society in Akwa Ibom State and beyond.

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    – Idongesit Micah indicted for fraud
    – May be charged soon
    – Governor’s aide calls for calm
    JOHN OBOT – Uyo
    Female students in Akwa Ibom State have set for a showdown if the needful is not done to probe the outgoing president of Akwa Ibom Female Students Association (AIFSA) Worldwide, Comrade Idongesit Micah. They have also formerly suspended her and constitutionally instituted a new Caretaker Executive Council headed by Comrade Ofonmbuk Edet of the Akwa Ibom State University.
    However, the change of government is unconnected with the crisis that erupted this week’s Tuesday, when Idongesit Micah connived with security agencies to order the arrest of over 250 students who were genuinely protesting at a venue for a purported female students summit organized by Akwa Ibom Female students Association (AIFSA).
    This reporter has, however, scooped from top female students leaders in the state that the change of government is sequel to the refusal of Comrade Idongesit Micah to constitute an Electoral Committee for the purpose of power transition, almost a year after she graduated and proceeded on the mandatory National Youth Service and, of course, her indictment for fraud to the tune of almost Four Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (4,200,000).
    This reporter also gathered that , except in the event of a last minute change of mind, the new AIFSA Worldwide Caretaker Executive Council has concluded arrangements to take legal actions against Comrade Idongesit Micah and few others over offences bordering on forgery, impersonation, conversion and stealing of public property during the period she served as president of the Association, however renowned for its strong advocacy for gender rights.
    In a telephone interview, Comrade Ofonmbuk Edet, the new Caretaker President of the Association, admitted that Idongesit Micah has lost the confidence of all female students in the state, and that she has been indicted by the Executive Council of the Association for fraud and criminal enrichment and has, subsequently, been suspended from office, pending when the AIFSA Worldwide Disciplinary Committee clears her, or otherwise, of all charges in the impending crime.
    According to Comrade Ofonmbuk Edet, who spoke on the heels of a rally, shortly after an explosive students riot was quelled when Idongesit Micah ordered the security men to arrest thousands of female Students who were protesting at a venue she (Idongesit) illegally convened a students summit earlier billed to hold at University of Uyo but relocated to a location at Ewet housing after the riot in report which is tied to Comrade Micah’s continual hold onto power, suppression of the Association’s constitution, embezzlement of funds and other organizational incomes. ” yes, it is true Comrade Idongesit Micah is now history to our association, we collectively regret all the hardship her ill-fated tenure caused people and other stakeholders, but we are glad today to heave a sigh of relief, she has been suspended and a new interim government put in place. She must even be probed and prosecuted for the various crimes she felt do not count. She must account for everything she did with our funds, and we are not joking”
    Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom state Governor on students affairs, Comrade Otobong Akpan, has called for calm, urging all factions in the female students union to pursue their grievances and other disagreements within the rule of law, and in ways that will advance the leadership training aspects of students unionism.
    In an exclusive chat with this reporter on phone, Comrade Otobong Akpan, the Governor’s aide on students affairs, implored female students to keep their calm and trust her to resolve the crisis rocking AIFSA in a short while. According to her ” I am not pleased with the sudden agitation in AIFSA, but I will not also negate my commitment to ensure we work as a group to achieve our aims and goals. However, both parties must sheath their swords and trust my confidence to restore peace. We must act in line with the ideals that will build better friendship and deepen the principles of a fair, just and egalitarian Democratic society”
    JOHN OBOT is a Students Affairs Reporter, and writes from Uyo

  2. what’s the connection with SA on Student Matters, Aquilla Otobong Akpan?

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