Unknown gunmen numbering about 15 yesterday shot an Uyo-based lawyer, Barr. Ini Ekpo in his residence on Assemblies of God Drive.
They shot his two legs after scaling through the face of the house at about 2.30 am
Barr. Ini is the Counsel to Apostle Akan Weeks, the General Overseer of Reigners Bible Church, which collapsed on 10th December, last year, killing scores of worshippers.
The attack on Ekpo who was a lead lawyer to Weeks came barely a week after members of the panel concluded receiving evidence on the collapse building from witnesses.
Family sources said the lawyer was accused by the gunmen of wrongful or negatively representing his clients at the probe panel with intention to discharge him blame.
Ekpo was one of the vocal lawyers at the commission of Inquiry is present being admitted at an undisclosed clinic in the state capital over the gun shot injuries.
Barr. Ini Ekpo has returned from the hospital after being shot earlier today by unknown gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Cordelia Nwawe, confirmed the report, saying investigation into the case was ongoing.