By: Our Correspondent
UYO, South-South, Nigeria – Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State was thrown into mourning when the news of the demise of a popular banker with Skye Bank, Mr. Ubong Ekpe who got drown along side his sibling at Ibeno Beach filtered into the city.
The late Ekpe who was the Branch Manager of Skye Bank, Nwaniba Road, Uyo, on Sunday April 8, 2018 in company of his sibling were said to have attended a friend’s birthday party at the beach where they met their death.
The death of the fair-skinned banker and that of his brother has thrown the family, friends and colleagues into mourning.
When newsmen visited the deceased house, tears and gloom had engulfed the entire household with members refusing to speak on the matter as they were too shocked by the sad news.
The Ekpes are said to be a popular family in the state whose family house located at Udo Umana Street in Uyo is well known for the “Ekpe” sculpture in front of the house.
Residents of the area who spoke to newsmen on the unfortunate incident, described late Ekpe as a jovial, easygoing and compassionate person.
Ekpe, a devoted Christian and a father of four was said to have been a philanthropist who was quick to assist those who came his way for assistance.