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Caught at Last! Police nabs Akwa Ibom serial killer

The suspect is the leader of a gang responsible for the killing of a man and a woman, while they were in their custody.

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Men of the anti-robbery squad of the Akwa Ibom Police Command, have arrested a man identified as  Godwin Okon, for the possession of two skulls and three locally made guns.

Mr. Murtala Mani, the state police commissioner said Okon admitted to killing an employee of Addax Petroleum, who died in 2006 in the suspect’s custody.

According to the police commissioner, Okon’s residence was thoroughly searched. This led to the discovery of the skulls and contrabands.

The information was communicated by Cordelia Nwawe, the police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom.

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“The police have since 2006 been investigating a case of a man who died from Addax Petroleum field in Effiat, Mbo LGA. We had been looking for the young men who actually kidnapped that man, fortunately for us we have been able to find a particular man whose name is Godwin Okon from Effiat.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to being the head of Daybam Confraternity in Akwa Ibom State and further confessed to the kidnapping of Addax staff in 2006 that died in their custody, after collecting the sum of N2m from the company.

“During a search in his house, two human skulls were recovered, one of which he confessed killing the victim one Esther Effiong ‘f’ at Urueoffong Uruko LGA. Also recovered were three locally-made pistols,”

According to Mani, the police acted on an intelligence report, which led to the arrest of Okon, said to be the leader of a confraternity.

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