Mrs Ekaette Unoma Akpabio, former First Lady of Akwa Ibom state, has dismissed a report by one David Hundeyin linking ownership of Davok Suites located in Ewet Housing Estate, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, to her family.
Mrs Akpabio in a statement she personally signed described the report as a sponsored blackmail by mischief makers with the intention to dent the image of her family, which has been “the order of the day in the past few years.”
David Hundeyin, in his report, Who Killed Hiny Umoren? – said the police have not done a thorough job to uncover the people behind the killing of Iniubong Umoren, adding that the prime suspect, Frank Akpan, who murdered her, was constantly in contact with one Kufre Effiong, a senior civil servant working at the Niger Delta Ministry headed by Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Unoma, who is the wife of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, while debunking the allegations said it was common knowledge that ownership of any property or hotel located in a government estate could easily be verified.
The statement read:
“My attention has been drawn to a publication made by a certain David Hundeyin on Social Media platforms that Davok Suites, 58, Unit G/S.9 Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, belongs to Ekaette Akpabio, wife of Godswill Akpabio.
“Ordinary, I would have excused this ignorance since ownership of any property or Hotel in a Government Estate is verifiably open to public knowledge.
“It is rather unfortunate that in Akwa Ibom, sponsored blackmail against my family has been the order of the day in these past years!
“I do not know the self-seeking interest David Hundeyin wishes to serve by linking the gruesome murder of INI Umoren to my family.
“I do not own Davok Suites.
“I am not a shareholder.
“I do not also know who owns Davok Suites neither do I know anybody whose name is Kufre Effiong – who is a staff of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
“Kufre Effiong does not work for my dear husband, Senator GODSWILL AKPABIO.
“I urge well-meaning Nigerians to ignore this blackmail, and the smear campaign on the reputation of my family.
“Her Excellency, Mrs Ekaette Unoma Godswill Akpabio.”