- Robbers have attacked the Akwa Ibom state government house press centre, carting away millions of Naira earmarked to pay journalists.
It was gathered that the office of the Secretary to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ekerette Udoh, where the money was kept was burgled, as the thieves reportedly tampered with the locks.
The thieves emptied the contents of the Ghana-must-go bag, in which the money was kept and left on the floor.
A source familiar with the situation said, “The money came in since yesterday afternoon but they refused to share it to the people it was meant for. So, the thieves came in the night and destroyed the keys and gained access into the office of the Secretary to the CPS.”
“This is not the first time the government house press centre is being robbed. We have lost about three Plasma Televisions, one at the reception, one in the reporter’s office and the other in the office used by cameramen. In all of these, no meeting, no replacement,” he said.
Further investigations revealed that the absence of security cameras around the press centre made it impossible to trace the culprits.