April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

We’re Closing In On Killers Of Two Brothers In Akwa Ibom – Police

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said it is closing in on killers of two brothers in Nnung Iyoho, in Afaha Offiong, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, who revealed this on Tuesday when our correspondent called for an update of the incident said although no arrest had been made, the police will not relent until the perpetrators are brought to book.

“No arrest has so far been made but as the Commissioner of Police (CP), Waheed Ayilara, has ordered discreet investigation, we are closing ranks and will soon catch up with the culprits,” he said.

Recall that the deceased, Enefiok Micheal Etuk, aged 70; and Ebongeti Micheal Etuk, aged 50; were on Thursday, February 29, murdered in cold blood, in their residence at about 11:00 pm by yet-to-be identified assailants.

The eldest brother to the victims, Ime Michael Etuk, who escaped by the whiskers, said his brothers’ assailants invaded the compound and killed them, adding that they also macheted the nursing wife of the 50-year-old deceased.

He said, “From my room, I overheard my fourth brother, the one that was physically challenged calling for help, shouting that they were about to kill him. This was about some minutes to 11:00 pm, and the whole chaos ended at five minutes past 11:00 pm.

“His door was cut open. I heard the wife lamenting; ‘you have matched the baby’. Ebongeti, my fourth brother, was taken out of the room, and he was killed in the backyard close to the kitchen by smashing his head. Then, my second brother was taken out of the house through the window and killed by the other wing of the kitchen.

“In the middle of that chaos and cry for help, I escaped into the bush, and I spent the night inside the bush till dawn. So around 6:00 am I came out from the bush, went to my second brother’s room and called him, but he didn’t answer, as I turned to his window side I saw his wrapper by the window and as I moved further, I saw his corpse in a pool of blood.

“I went to the family head of Nung Etukakpan, and reported the incident. That is how people started coming here to witness the scene of the incident. I also complained to my enlarged family head, Obong Nnah Ikpe.”

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