- Okon Youths sue for the Relocation of Ekidem Park in Eket
Edet Edet -Eket
An early morning accident between a Toyota Camry car and an okada rider along the Okon Eket-Uyo road has claimed the lives of two persons, Mr. Ndiana Friday Ekeng and Essien Umoh.
According to an eye witness who wants to be anonymous, he said the incident which occurred at about 8:30am was caused by men of the task force meant to check vehicles who attempt to fault the established commercial vehicle operator’s guidelines in the Eket metropolis.
Talking with Ireportersng, he narrated that men of the task force on sighting an unauthorized commercial vehicle operator loading his vehicle outside the park used another vehicle in an attempt to apprehend the defaulter in other to hand him over to the police, rammed into an oncoming okada rider leaving two dead instantaneously.
When reports of the accident which claimed the life of Mr. Ndiana Friday Ekeng who happen to come from the Okon community went viral in the community with pandemonium, angry youths and sympathizers mobilized swiftly in an attempt to set ablaze the Ekidem motor park where the task force office located but, were stopped by the sudden response by men of the Nigerian Police Force led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Bello T. Zaura.
When this reporter contacted the youth President of Okon, Mr. Vincent Emmanuel, he said that the unfortunate incidence has met repetitions since the commencement of the motor Park. Mr. Vincent stated that they had drafted a strategy that would have aided in quelling the reoccurrence of this dastardly act of task force ramming into other cars, motor cycles when attempting to apprehend defaulters, but the management bluntly refused to adhere to the strategy.
He recounted that some time ago a pregnant lady was knocked down by the same task force vehicle and was pronounced dead instantly; saying they youths are tired of the continuous situation of the park in their land and the operations of the task force.
He called on the local Government Chairman, whom he described to be responsive and passionate leader, to come to their help and reposition the park or have their strategy that will incorporate the Okon indigenes into the affairs of the task force to enable them achieve the set goals.
Every attempt to reach the task force chairman proved abortive as his lines were dead