Trail Reporters

The stealing and fraud that bedeviled the tenure of the former Akwa Ibom state head of service, Cecillia Udoessien is not far from being over, as more expose on her illegal activities continues.

Trail Reporters gathered that, Cecillia during her tenure, had used her husband, Professor Udo Essien who is a lecturer in the Chemistry Department of University of Uyo, as a front in acquiring massive properties in Akwa Ibom state.

A visit by a team of our Reporters, who visited some of the properties, reliably gathered that some of the ill-gotten properties were forcefully acquired and taken over from people.

At anua offot/ifa ikot okpon, etoi estate, off  four lane in Uyo, massive properties with red roofs in the entire estate was illegally acquired by the former head of service.

Sources who spoke with Trail Reporters, lamented their ordeal in the hands of Cecilia and her husband, whom they accused of taking over their lands even with the land documents issued to them by the Akwa Ibom state government.

The Essiens’ according to findings, claimed that they bought the landed properties from the community, with nothing to show as evidence for the purchase, even when their name do not appear in the master plan of the government land in the estate.

Conspicuously displayed in all their illegally acquired properties are sign posts of king’s kid Montessori school in the estate and in places they have acquired.

We gathered that, soon after they took possession of the properties, they erected a small structure and perimeter fencing on the land, where they have threatened the owners to back off.

In one of our visits to the estate, we discovered that the fence was pulled down, but weeks later, it was erected again. As at the last visit to the area, the fence was demolished again by yet to be identified persons.

The former head of service have vowed, never to surrender the properties to the rightful owners.

Further findings show that, she has a massive landed property at Abak and Ikot Ekpene, with sources saying, it measures over 40 hectares, own two schools at Ewet housing, etc.

Despite a damning report against her last year, how she wrecked the state’s finances as Head of service, she is yet to be probed by the Udom’s administration.

A text message sent to Cecelia Udo Essien on her mobile number, 080231444** was not responded to, as at the time of this report.

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