January 27, 2017
Gunmen yesterday shot Ini Ekpo, lawyer to the founder of Reigners’ Bible Church International in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Apostle Akan Weeks.
The lawyer’s assailants were said to have attacked him at his home in the capital city.
It was gathered the gunmen entered the house through the main gate around 2.27a.m and moved into his room where they shot him twice on his two legs.
The assailants were said to have taken four laptops.
A family source, who did not want to be named, said the assailants accused Ekpo of helping Weeks to tell lies at the commission of enquiry the state government set up to probe collapse of the church building in December.
Ekpo is said to be recuperating at an undisclosed private hospital.
The state Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Aniekan Akpan said Ekpo was shot on his legs yesterday about 2 a.m.
The lawyer said he visited Ekpo at the hospital.