The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Friday confirmed the arrest of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly member representing Ikono State Constituency, Mr. Victor Udofia, over the alleged murder of one Mr. Nsikak Etefia.
The incident took place on August 15, 2012 at Ibiaku Atta, Ikono Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Etim Dickson, told newsmen in Uyo that Udofia was invited for questioning by the police.
He said, “In reaction to several calls from media practitioners across the state on the above issue, I hereby confirm the invitation to state CID Homicide Section of Hon. Victor Udofia, member AKHA representing Ikono State Constituency on his alleged involvement in the murder of one Nsikak Edet Etefia in Ibiaku Atta on 15/08/2012.”
Dickson, who said investigation had been ongoing since 2012, revealed that if found culpable, Udofia would be prosecuted.
It was learnt that a disagreement had ensued between Udofia and Etefia over the award of a Niger Delta Development Commission contract meant for the constituency to non-indigenes.
Etefia was said to have prevented the contractors from entering the site of the project, leading to an altercation between him and Udofia.
In the process, Etefia was shot dead.