Akwa Ibom monarch to die by hanging for murder

The Akwa Ibom State High Court, presided over by Justice Edem Akpan, has sentenced Chief Essien Matthew Odiong, 82, of Efen Ibom in the state’s Ika Local Government Area, to death by hanging for murder.

The monarch, who has 12 wives and 60 children, was on trial on four counts of conspiracy, directing an unlawful trial by ordeal, stealing the…