BREAKING : Policeman Kill 32-year-old girl in Calabar

Late Victoria Ekpe
Barely two weeks after the death of a female Youth Corp member allegedly shot by a Policeman in Abuja, the destiny of a 32years old Victoria Ekpe has been cut shot by an alleged drunken Police officer in Calabar.

She was said to have been shot by the neck at a close range at Ikot Ansa in Calabar.

When Fearless Reports visited the family of late Victoria yesterday, Joseph Mkpa Street, Ikot Ansa Community in Calabar Municipal, the remains of her pool of her blood clotted the scene of the incident.

Relatives and mourners gathered round the mother of late Victoria, popularly called Mma, as she cried hitting her chest in pains calling on her daughter to wake up.

The suspect, Sargent Edu Nkanu, from Abi Local Government of Cross River, allegedly came home drunk from a party at about 8.30 pm on Sunday with a locally made pistol in his pocket.

Unknown to the late Victoria, who was busy fiddling with her phone outside the compound after an outing with her late cousin that her life would be cut shot on that fateful night of the incident.

Narrating, Elizabeth Bassey, an eye witness to the killing said Sargent Nkanu came home drunk from a party and when she asked him why he always comes home drunk, he brought out the pistol from his pocket and pointed it at her but sensing danger she ran but her late cousin who never took part in their discussion was shot. 

“On Sunday around past five in the evening myself and my late cousin went out and came back by 8.30 pm, she stood outside pressing her phone while I went in to changeup.

 “By the time I came out she was still standing there fiddling her phone and she asked me what was going on inside the room and I told her nothing and she asked me I sprayed perfume and I said yes", she said.

The eye witness further said, "at that particular time, the policeman came back from an outing and our mummy was also outside, Mma asked him what he brought from his outing, he told her he did not come home with anything, he left Mma and came to the passage where I was standing, I asked him why he always gets drunk anytime he goes out, immediately, he turned and brought out a pistol from his pocket cocked it and pointed it at me saying, ‘this is what I brought from the party. I got scared and ran and my dead sister who was just busy with her phone, not knowing what we were discussing, he turned the gun to her direction and shot her by her neck”.

The elder Sister to late Victoria, Ekanem Ekpe, said her sister was killed in front of her 6-years old daughter, Blessing who drew her attention to the death of her mother.

Ekanem cried saying, “this is her daughter Blessing, and she was standing by the mother when she was shot. I was inside when I heard the gun shot but I did not come out immediately until when I heard the daughter screaming, ‘uncle you have killed my mummy’ that was when I came out, behold my sister was lying down dead, blood was gushing out from the side of her neck. I saw him with a gun and I said, ‘Nkanu, what happened, you have killed my sister, he was just staring at the gun and at my sister, all what he could say was, ‘Mma Nurse, I don’t know what happened ‘. That was when I held him and started shouting; people came out and managed to collect the gun from him.

 “I don’t understand why a police officer would rather take people’s life instead of saving lives. We were told at the police station that he had killed someone like this before where he was serving in Obubra. He has a criminal file in Police custody before now.” Please we want justice for my sister.” She lamented.

When contacted, the Police Public Relation Officer, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident and promised that the culprit would be dismissed and tried in the court of law.

According to Ugbo,"The Policeman has been arrested, he is in our custody and we are going to deal with him decisively because the gun that he used to shot the decease is not our gun. It is a locally made pistol so he is going to tell us where he got that gun from and who order him to shot an innocent woman. There was no quarrel between them as we were told. Although we heard that he was used to threatening those people in the house but that particular day, he released the bullet. We are going to try him for murder, dismiss him and send him to court.”

 On the allegation that he had killed a person before, she said, “I don’t know about that but that was what I also heard, investigation will prove if it is true.”
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