Doctors at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, Akwa Ibom State, are battling to save the life of a man who was shot in the face by a soldier in Uyo. The security operative guarding expatriates working with the engineering firm handling the Onna-Etinan dual Carriage way in Akwa Ibom State, shot the judiciary staff over right of way. .
Godwin Udoka was driving the judiciary bus and then ran into a Hilux van belonging to Wizchino Engineering (WE) Limited with registration number, ABC 222 AY. .
This led to serious argument, thereby making the army officer to come down and order the judiciary staff to give way, and upon his refusal the soldier shot at him. .
An eye witness who identified himself as Effiong Akpan said the shooting shattered the front windscreen of the bus and the passenger door.
“The soldier and the judiciary staff argued over right of way and in the process the army officer came down when the judiciary driver could not yeild to his order, cocked his gun and shot at the him. The sound of the gunshot caused pandemonium and passersby scampered for cover in nearby buildings and sheds.
It happened within seconds. Before we could figure out what was going on, the soldier fled the scene with the truck. The soldier wasn’t the one who drove the truck; it was driven by another person.”
The victim’s wife, Imaobong, said that her husband was contesting for the right of way with the Wizchino pick-up truck along Udo Umana Street, before the soldier and the driver of the truck trailed him from there to Asutan Street where he was shot.