Alleged thug Remanded In Kuje Prison over election disturbances
By: Ojay Matthew
One of the thugs who allegedly attacked Hon Ekanem Ekpeyong delegate representing Cross Rivers State in last Thursday Table Tennis federation elections in Abuja has been denied bail and sent to kuje prison.Victor Godwin was at the Magistrate Court sitting at Mpape on Monday over his involvement in the beating of Ekpeyong who was at the Moshood Abiola stadium to cast his vote as an official delegate from Cross River state.
Recall that Ama-Ebi Ebikpolade defeated Orok Duke a former commisioner in Cross River state by 4-0 votes in the just concluded sports federation elections in Abuja in a fierce federation elections.
Ekpeyong who is a delegate representing Cross River State was man handeled by thugs allegedly hired by Orok Duke because he is believed to be a supporter of Ebikpolade who was the eventual winner into the board of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation.
Before the actual election, Visionfm.ng can report that thugs who were allegedly hired by Orok Duke invaded the venue and beat up Hon Ekpeyong from Cross Rivers state, who came to represent the state as the official delegate for the election. Security personnel on ground later drove the thugs away to maintain sanity before the actual election that produced Ebikpolade as the South-South zonal representative for the Nigerian Table tennis Federation election. .
According to reports reaching visionfm.ng, Godwin was at the Magistrate Court sitting at Mpape, on Monday and denied bail and eventually sent to Kuje prison for his involvement in the disturbances that occured on Thursday last week before the federation elections.
Visionfm.ng can also report that Duke’s delegates from Rivers and Akwa-Ibom states boycotted the election for reasons yet to be explained, leaving the remaining four delegates from the zone to go on with the voting which eventually produced Ama-Ebi Ebikpolade as the newly zonal representative South-South zone.