The Federal Government, the Inspector General of Police and the Akwa Ibom State Government have been urged to investigate an alleged conspiracy surrounding the death of the State Prosecutor at the Ministry of Justice in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Godwin Ikoiwak.
The Family members of the Legal Practitioner and Class of 2005 Law Graduates of the University of Calabar made the appeal at a Media Conference in Abuja.
The family members were of the view that the deceased did not die of natural causes as there appeared to be foul play in the events leading to his death.
The sister of the deceased, Miss Nne Ikoiwak told journalists that contrary to claims by late Godwin’s wife, that he died of asthmatic attack, the late Principal State Counsel, was gruesomely murdered.
According to her, the family had discovered severe bruises and injuries on late Godwin’s body, including a deep cut on his left eye with marks on his legs and hands, an indication that he had been tied up.
Miss Ikoiwak stressed that efforts by the family to reconcile the result of the latest autopsy with the earlier report of cause of death as told by late Godwin’s wife and the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital who certified the cause of death as asthmatic attack, had resulted in a full blow crisis.
She explained that the insistence of the family to unravel the cause of death and effect arrest of suspected persons had turned futile.
She, however, stated that the family had made two petitions to the police, seeking a proper commencement of the process into finding the cause of death and ensure prosecution of any culprit.