Two persons suspected to be loyalists of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were Thursday arraigned in court by the police in connection with the disruption of a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Urua Inyang, the headquarters of Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The two, Abraham Adam Suleiman, 35 and Mfon Godwin Essien, 32 were arraigned at the Magistrate Court, Utu Etim Ekpo, the headquarters of Etim Ekpo Local Government Area on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony, assault, malicious damage and threat to life.
In the charge sheet read to them, the two suspects, alongside others at large, were alleged to have destroyed property at the venue of the meeting worth millions of naira and severely injured one Utenge Justus Ben.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Patrick Ekpo admitted them to bail in the sum of N200, 000 each with sureties who must have landed property within the Etim Ekpo magisterial area among other conditions.
He adjourned the case to June 26, 2017for hearing.
It will be recalled that a meeting of the APC which was planned to receive some defectors from PDP in Ika was recently disrupted by armed thugs who unleashed mayhem on APC members from within and outside the area.