MOTION (ON NOTICE)
A CALL FOR A THOROUGH AND SWIFT INVESTIGATION INTO THE GRUESOME MURDER OF GABRIEL BASSEY EDWARD
SPONSOR: HON. (BARR) Bob Otobong
THIS MOTION IS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO ORDER III (THREE) RULE 1(ONE)
OF THE STANDING ORDERS OF AKWA IBOM STATE
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY (SIXTH EDITION)
This Honourable House:
Informed of the incident of the gruesome murder of one Gabriel Bassey Edward, a twenty three (23) years old final year student of the department of Civil Engineering in the University of Uyo who happens to be my constituent from Akai Ubium, Nsit Ubium LGA on the early hours of Monday 21st day of December, 2020.
Also Informed that the deceased was allegedly murdered by a certain Pastor with one of the Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria in a parish located at Atakpa Ifa Ikot Ubo, Ifa Ikot Okpon, Etoi in Uyo.
Recalls that prior to the murder of Gabriel, the suspected murderer who is now in police custody developed an acrimonious relationship with the deceased after the church branch rented the deceased property at Atakpa Ifa Ikot Ubo, Etoi in Uyo.
Notes with serious concern and dismay that there are efforts and attempts to compromise ongoing investigation and circumvent Justice for Gabriel and the deceased family.
Cognizant of available evidences and eyewitnesses to aid investigations towards unraveling the perpetrator of this dastardly act.
Aware of the provisions of S.14(2)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN), 1999 (as amended) which states that:
S.14(2)(b): “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of Government”. And Section 33 of the same Constitution which guarantees the fundamental right to life.
Believes that the prompt intervention of this honourable house will facilitate a thorough and swift investigation into the gruesome murder of this my constituent and bring the culprit to book.
Let this Honourable House resolve to:
1. Call on the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police to carry-out a thorough and swift investigation into the murder of Gabriel Bassey Edward.
2. Mandate and call on the Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State to ensure that this horrific murder case is properly handled and the culprit diligently prosecuted.
3. Condole with the family of the deceased, the student community of University of Uyo, the Catholic Youth Organization and other friends and associates of the deceased.
Mr. Speaker, Honourable Colleagues, I so Move.
Hon. (Barr) Otobong E. Bob
Member Representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency, AKHA.