The student community of Ekpri Nsukara, one of the adjoining communities hosting the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) main campus along Nwaniba Road, Uyo, the state capital has been thrown into mourning as an unidentified body of a young girl was dismembered and tucked inside a ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bag dropped along the road in Annua community.
Comrade Emmanuel Ekong, a shocked student of UNIUYO, who spoke to our Correspondent could not ascertain whether the deceased was a student of the Institution because of her dismembered body.
“We woke up this early Monday morning to discover a trunk of a young lady inside a ‘Ghana – Must- – Go’ bag, chopped – off from the waist and the other part of the body from the waist to the head taken away by her killers. So, we can’t identify whether she’s our fellow students or not,” Ekong noted.
“Early this morning, a female body part was found slaughtered and dumped in a ‘Ghana – Must – Go’ bag at the entrance to the Boys School, Anua, Nwaniba Road Uyo, just before the Ekpri Nsukara junction. It’s pathetic that people could resort to this level of barbarism against a fellow human, no matter the offence she might have committed,” another student, Nseobong Idiong, lamented.
He called on security agencies to go the extra mile to unravel those he described as “the merchants of deaths,” Comrade Ifiok Bassey, a Youth Activist, urged Governor Umo to intervene by impressing it on security agencies to stop the ugly trends, recalling that “last week, a young lady was beheaded and her headless body dumped in a farmland by the Udo Udoma Banking Layout, Uyo.
“A similar sad incident happened about a week ago, where a young lady was also murdered and her head severed from the rest of the body around the UdoUdoma Banking Layout. The Police, as usual, came and took the headless body, and up till now, nothing has been heard concerning the incident.
“And now this has happened again in a similar fashion, the Police detachments have come to this scene like three times, and there’s every likelihood nothing serious would be done to fish out and bring the perpetrators to book.
“Akwa Ibom state has been touted as one of the cleanest and security-conscious states in the last couple of years, yet these kinds of ugly developments keep denting the state’s image which has rubbed – off negatively on the destination state of tourism and Foreign Direct Investments (FIDs) hub the Governor is trying to sustain,” he stressed.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko MacDon, while responding to the complaints raised by concerned residents on the latest incident, vowed to investigate, assuring no stone would be left unturned in apprehending and bringing the culprits to justice as the Commissioner of Police (CP) Olatoye Durosinmi, has zero tolerance for crimes.
“We have received that report, it was just an unfortunate act, a dastardly one at that.
“Unfortunately, some people have no value for life, they can resort to barbaric acts. We are no longer living in the stone age. How can a fellow human being treat his fellow human being that way? The police command will spare no resources to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.
“The commissioner of police, Olatoye Durosinmi is miffed at the report and he has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident”.
He called on the people of Akwa Ibom State to provide information that could assist the police in tracking the perpetrators of the crime, adding that the police will treat such information as confidential,” he assured.