Christmas tragedy: Man in police net for killing, dumping lady’s corpse in toilet

Christmas tragedy: Man in police net for killing, dumping lady’s corpse in toilet
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There was pandemonium at Ikot Offiong Ambai Community, in Akpabuyo Local government area, of Cross River state in the early hours of Christmas day following the discovery of the body of one Miss Harmony Edemawan who was allegedly kidnapped, killed and dumped inside a septic tank.

The Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Squad (ACKS), a tactical Unit of the Cross River state Police Command while investigating a reported case of kidnapping arrested a 49-year-old man, Eyo Etim Bassey who turned out to be the suspect for allegedly masterminding the killing of Miss Harmony Edemawan over a debt owed her by the suspect.

Findings showed that the ACKS (Dragon squad) led by, SP Ogini Chukwuma swung into action based report of the Victim’s kidnap from her residence on Thursday, December 22, at Ikot Offiong Ambai in Akpabuyo LGA of Cross River state.

It was learnt that based on credible intelligence using undercover agents, Dragon Squad arrested the suspect, Mr Eyo Etim Bassey who allegedly abducted the victim, killed her and dumped her corpse inside a septic tank on Thursday.

A security source who pleaded anonymity said Dragon Squad mobilised and stormed the residence of the victim and found her lifeless body inside the septic tank, then took her to the morgue.

Confirming the incident to Vanguard on Telephone, Sunday, the Cross River state Commissioner of Police, CP Sule Balarabe said it was true they have a suspect in custody in connection to the kidnap of a middle-aged lady whose remains were later discovered in a septic tank.

“The suspect had earlier given false information that the victim sold his property amounting to about 9 million naira and didn’t want to remit the same amount back to him

“So he contacted some persons to abduct her (Harmony ) in a bid to recover the money, she was killed and dumped inside the septic tank.

“We have recovered her body from the Septic Tank and deposited same at the Mortuary and further investigation is ongoing to unravel the mystery and also arrest other accomplices involved,” he said.

Investigation revealed that the suspect, Etim Bassey borrowed about 1.2 million naira from the victim, who he is also dating her niece (Ruth Edem, 22), a 200-level UNICAL student).

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