Residents of Atiku Abubakar Way in Uyo metropolis, Akwa Ibom, woke up early Tuesday morning to behold the tragic incident involving the alleged murder of a girl (name withheld ) by her lover simply identified as Elisha, a 25-year-old man.

It was gathered that the incident happened at about 7 am in a residential compound near the popular Beaulah International Nursery and Primary Schools along Atiku Abubakar Way in the Uyo metropolis.

Though the reason for the dastardly act could not be aascertained as at press time, our correspondent reports that the tragic incident took residents of the environs by surprise as a crowd of sympathizers 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 at Ikot Akpan Abia, while armed policemen were seen trying to calm down the situation.

A source, who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that the unfortunate incident happened when the suspect who lives in the compound came home with his girlfriend said to be a nurse.

The source added that they got into the room and a few minutes later they were heard beating each other as both of them were struggling.

The source said, “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.”

“Before others could arrive at the compound, the boy had already killed the girl and cut 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 Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it had commenced investigation into the alleged murder.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Timfon John, who confirmed the incident said the suspect has been arrested.

“The suspect has been arrested and the command has commenced investigation into the murder already and in the next couple of days we will unravel the matter,” the command’s spokesperson told our correspondent on Tuesday.

@ Punch Newspaper

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