The assassination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Late Engr. Albert Ukpanah is like the taste of a bad groundnut chewed in error, at least in public domain-a nightmarish recurring decimal. The hope of unraveling the “real killers” of the late politician was assured by the State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio during the funeral service of the deceased on 24th May, 2014, when he told the family and sympathizers that those who killed his “friend” would be fished out and brought to book.
What has remained a “surprise package” to the family and the public is that about three days after the burial, precisely on Tuesday 27th May, 2014, the only son of the late politician, Odudu was arrested, remanded and later charged for murder of his father which is said to be contrary to section 38, Vol. 2, Laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria 2000. The particulars of offence have it “that you Odudu Albert Ukpanah on or about the 12th day of March, 2014 at No. 40 Mkpokporo Street, Abak in the Abak Judicial Division did murder one Engr. Albert Ukapanah.”