Friday, July 26, 2019

Akwa Ibom House of Assembly suspends Barrister Imoh Williams after his aides were seen in a viral video assaulting an artisan

The chairman of Abak Local Government area, Akwa Ibom, Barrister Imoh Williams has been suspended by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly after his aides were seen in a viral clip assaulting an artisan.

The Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, also condemned the assault, describing it as “unacceptable in a civilised society and does not represent our core values”.

The assembly in a plenary on Thursday, directed Williams to proceed on indefinite suspension and mandated its committee on local government to investigate the incident and report back to the House within a month.

The artisan, Godwin Abraham, was assaulted at the premises of the local government council in Abak, on April 13, 2019, by two men said to be aides of Mr Williams when he came to ask for his N75, 000 payment of some decoration jobs he did for the chairman.

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