Speculation is rife among residents of Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State that some individual or group of individuals must have been plotting to eliminate the speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Barrister Onofiok Luke.
The speculation was fuelled by alleged discovery of an owl in the speaker’s seat this morning.
Reports say the owl which is normally associated with witchcraft was found when staff of the assembly started making their way into the house.
Photos of the weird bird being held by a man believed to be one of the staff of the House of Assembly has been circulating online.
The question most residents have been asking is how the owl made its way into the chamber and perched on no other seat than that of the speaker.
Though there is no evidence of anyone having placed the owl in the speakers seat, some members of the public suspect either someone or a group of individuals might be up to some spiritual warfare against Barrister Onofiok Luke.