Member representing Abi State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly, Hon. Davis Ettah has bemoaned the gruesome murder of one Mr. Oti Amani and his son, Mr. Sunday Oti of Ebom community in Abi LGA who were attacked by unknown assailants, while appealing that the affected community remains calm as security agencies were already on the matter.
A message from Hon. Ettah’s desk described the July 13th attack on the deceased as “barbaric”, noting that Late Mr. Oti Amini, in company of his son, Mr. Sunday and grandson, Master Michael Oti were said to have gone to their farm to fetch cassava when the unknown assailants gruesomely murdered him and his son; however, his grandson, Michael, was able to escape with severe bullets injury on his right hand.
According to Hon. Davis, field reports and photographic evidence showed that the heads of Mr. Oti and his son were chopped-off, leaving their lifeless bodies behind.
Condemning the act, Ettah stated that the “such barbarism is not compatible with modern times and life”.
The Honourable further declared his readiness towards ensuring that the perpetrators did not go unpunished, asserting that until “individuals begin to bear the punishment for their wrongful doings, and not the entire community, then our journey to peaceful coexistence would have commenced”.
Sympathizing with the deceased immediate family and the entire Ebom community, Hon. Ettah prayed that the souls of both Otis rest in peace.