A preacher, Nnamani, has been left dead by gangsters for reportedly telling them to repent. It was gathered that the incident which occurred in Ife, Mkpat Enin LGA of Akwa Ibom State, also left one Sunday Akpan with no left buttock, as it was reportedly chopped off.
According to Village Head, Chief Saturday Isemin, a retired assistant superintendent of police, the gangsters dragged the preacher to a bush near the back of a primary school in the night, where they killed him and hid his corpse. It was learnt that the village hooligans had threatened few days earlier to deal with the preacher for disturbing them with message about repentance.
“His offence was that he used to disturb them with his preaching. They said that he would be going around asking people to give their lives to Christ,” he said. Speaking on the attack on Akpan, Isemin said he had been admitted in Etinan General Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.
Southern City News reports that Akpan could not sit on the bed except by lying down as his buttock had been cut off by the gang men. Isemin said the problem started in the village when the youths locked and beat up the elders who were having an executive council meeting in the hall.
Speaking also, the youth president of Ife Town, Tony Akpan, said the police in the area had been compromised as the boys wield guns at their presence. He added that the policemen know the hoodlums by name.
He said, “There have been series of problems in our community starting from August 12 last year. We were at an executive meeting at the council hall, when two men left and mobilised some of their members to our meeting place.
They locked us up and gave all the elders, including me, thorough beating. We couldn’t call the police as they seized our phones. They carted away N305,000 that was in my bag which was supposed to be given to somebody.
If not for one DSS personnel that wanted to see one of us by coming there, we don’t know what they would have done with us.”