On Tuesday 21 June, 2022, a special team of Nigeria Police, Civil Defense, DSS, Ekid People’s Union and Environmental Health, Ministry of Environment Akwa Ibom State led by the Executive Chairman of Eket Local Government; Rt. Hon. Akaniyene Tommey in a raid uncovered illegal alcoholic distillery in Okon Community, Eket Local Government.
Following a report by Ekid People’s Union, signed by the President General, Dr. Samuel Udonsak and addressed to the Ministry of Environment over the severe environmental damage by toxic gas emission in Ikot Okudom, Okon, Eket Local Government, and ill-sited factories in Okon, the ministry in response delegated a team of environmental health officers which were received by the Council Chairman to inspect the damaged site.
Earlier, the team lead of Environmental Health, Ministry of Environment Sanitarian Michael Effiong, said that more analysis will be made to establish the actual cause of the damages to the farmland and that the matter will be charged to Court for redress.