The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly have suspended the Abak LG chairman, Mr. Imoh Williams over the assault of a man, Godwin Abraham by thugs loyal to him for allegedly insulting him.
The legislatures took the decision during an emergency sitting on Thursday following the directive of the State governor Udom Emmanuel to summon Mr. Imoh Williams, after his attention was drawn to the viral video on social media showing the thugs carry out the dastard act.
I roundly condemn the assault that took place at Abak LGA, currently circulating on the social media. Such actions are unacceptable in a civilized society and does not represent our core values. I have advised the A/Ibom State House of Assembly to commence full investigations pic.twitter.com/M6xHTjUbem
— Udom Emmanuel (@MrUdomEmmanuel) July 24, 2019
Mr. Imoh is suspended indefinitely pending the completion of probe, while his Vice, Lady Benita Ukpe takes over to act as Chairman as the matter has been referred to the House Committee on Local Government Affairs.