A man identified as Godwin Elewana, has reportedly shot dead a 22-year-old, Douglas Ojugbo, for allegedly having an affair with his daughter.
According to neighbours, Elewana, who lives in the Cross River Basin Development Authority, Eight Miles area of Calabar, Cross River State, had warned Douglas to stop coming to his house to see his daughter.
It was gathered that on this faithful day, March 10, Elewena could no longer hold his anger as he pursued the boy from his house and allegedly shot him to death.
According to Punch,
Elewana first shot Douglas in the arm, and later gave him another shot in the leg. He subsequently bundled the lover boy into his car and drove him to the Federal Housing Police Station. It was learnt that the youth died on the way to the station.
Residents of the area said policemen at the station allegedly hastened Douglas’ burial at the Goldie
Cemetery to cover up the crime. But the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the station, Mr. Mike Ezenwenrem, said the allegation was false.
One of the neighbours, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said,:
“The girl’s father had warned the youth not to come near the daughter again, but the two of them ignored the warning. I think that was why the man decided to take that horrible action. On that fateful day, we saw the man running after the lover boy. When the man caught up with him around the basin authority gate, he shot him. After shooting him, he dragged him into his car and drove off.”