25-year-old man kills girlfriend in Akwa Ibom

A 25-year-old man identified simply as Elisha has reportedly killed his girlfriend in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

The reason for the dastardly act, which, according to the report, occurred during the rushing hours of Tuesday, could not be ascertained at press time.

The incident happened in a residential compound near the popular Beaulah International Nursery and Primary Schools on Atiku Abubakar Way in the metropolis.

According to neighbours, the tragedy, which occurred at about 7:00 AM, took the residents by surprise as some were rushing to work and dropping off children and wards at schools, and a crowd of sympathisers thronged the scene, blocking the double lanes and impeding the free flow of traffic.

When this reporter visited the scene, it was observed that the corpse of the victim and the suspected killer had already been taken to the police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, while armed policemen were seen trying to calm down the situation.

A source who pleaded anonymity said the unfortunate incident happened around 7 AM on Tuesday when the suspect, who lives in the compound, came home with his girlfriend, said to be a nurse.

She explained that they got into the room, and a few minutes later, they overheard him beating her as both of them were struggling.

According to her, “An aged woman in the compound, on hearing the shouts, went and advised the boy to stop the beating, but he refused.

“Since we couldn’t do anything, we called the father, who lived away from the area, to come and control the situation.

“The boy, on sighting the father in the compound, jammed the door against them, and they raised the alarm to invite other people for rescue.

She further said, “Before others could arrive at the compound, the boy had already killed the girl, shredded her into pieces, and went into hiding in the ceiling of the room, where the police came to bring him down for arrest.”.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Timfon John, has confirmed the incident, saying that the police have arrested the suspect, who is undergoing interrogation and investigation.



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