An angry father who did not want a young man to have anything to do with his daughter has killed the poor bury and connived with the police to bury his body.
The River Basin Authority, Mile 8 area of Calabar, Cross River State, has been thrown into total confusion as one, Godwin Elewana, has been accused of murdering a 22-year-old boy, Douglas Ojugbo, for daring to have love affairs with his daughter on March 10, 2015.
Not done with shooting the boy to death, Elewana who is siad to be very influential in the community, connived with the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area and hurriedly buried the dead body in a shallow grave at night.
According to eyewitnesses who narrated the incident to Cross River Watch, Elewana is described as a very and troublesome man, killed Ojugbo because he did not approve of the deceased relationship with his daughter.
A resident reported:
"The girl’s father had warned the small boy not to come near the daughter again. That is what we were made to understand but the two of them could not leave themselves and we hear that it is because of that that the man decided to take that horrible action.
On that fateful evening, we saw the man running after the boy who was panting and running but the man caught up with him around the basin authority gate there and shot him with a gun.
After shooting him, he dragged him into his car and drove off. All of us were running for our dear lives because like I said, that man is dangerous and everyone around know him for that."
After shooting the boy in the arm and leg, Elewana reportedly allowed the boy to bleed to death in his car and drove the corpse to the Federal Housing Police station in Calabar, where the DPO ordered that the boy's body be taken to the Goldie Cemetery and buried without an autopsy or investigation carried out or the parents of the victim informed.
It was after a frantic search for the missing boy that the parents got to know the fate that befell him and they petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 6, Calabar and the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the cause of his son’s death and bring those who killed the son to justice.
It was on the March 12, 2015, after frantic search by parents and family members that Douglas parents got wind that their son had been shot and driven to the Federal Housing Police Station.
The AIG of the zone however ordered that the body of Ojugbo be exhumed a proper autopsy be carried out while he has also ordered the DPO to produce the fleeing Elewana.