A 22-year-old young man, identified as Douglas Ojugbo at the weekend met his waterloo when he went to visit his girlfriend at her house.
HUHUONLINE reports that the young man was gunned down by Mr. Elewana Godwin, the father of his lover, at the River Basin Authority, 8 Miles Calabar, Cross River State for allegedly visiting his daughter.
A source, who is also a resident of the area and other neighbours said Ojugbo was known to everyone as a friend of the man’s daughter.
A neighbour to Elewena, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the man as a very dangerous man who had previously shot two other people to death recently.
“The girl’s father had warned the small boy not to come near the daughter again. That is what we were made to understand but the two of them could not leave each other and we hear that it is because of that that the man decided to kill the boy. On that fateful evening, we saw the man running after the boy who was panting and running but the man caught up with him around the basin authority gate in front of security personnel attached to the estate shooting him in the process. After shooting him, he dragged him into his car and drove off. All of us were running for our dear lives because like I said that man is dangerous and everyone around knows him for that,” the neighbour said.
It was gathered that, Elewana shot Douglas in the arm and leg and left him to bleed to death after which he bundled him into the car and drove the corpse to the Federal Housing Police station in Calabar.
When police officials at the station were asked to comment on the issue, they said refused to, saying the issue has terribly shaken police personnel in the station.
However, a police source within the station who did not want his name in print said they cannot exactly say what the arrangement between Elewana and the DPO was.
The source revealed that the DPO ordered that the corpse of the deceased who was driven into the station at about 5.00pm by Elewana be buried in a hurry by 8.00pm at Goldie Cemetry without any autopsy or investigation and without verifying the parents of the young man.
A family member of the deceased who spoke to HUHUONLINE said it was on March 12, 2015, after frantic search by parents and family members that Douglas parents got information of what happened to their son.
The family member said on getting to the police station, the grieving parents were not only shocked to hear their son’s corpse has been buried without their consent, but the DPO also forced the boy’s father, Mr. Oga Augustine Ojugbo to sign an undertaking not to let anybody hear what happened nor make any complaint to any authority whatsoever.
The relative said the boy’s father, who is a lawyer with Kanu G. Agabi and Associates, found the move absurd and petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 6, Calabar and the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the cause of his son’s death and bring those responsible to justice.
Barrister Ojugbo in the petition refuted claims that his son was dating Elewana’s daughter, but rather that he sold his mini laptop to the alleged lover who had already made part payment. He said it was the balance that his son was going to collect on the said day that he was shot by Elewana.
Below is the full text of the petition written to AIG Zone 6
“The late Mr. Douglas Oga Augustine Ojugbo is my son, he is 22 years old. Sometimes this year, my son sold his used mini laptop to the daughter of Mr. Elewana Godwin who leaves with him at his River Basin Authority home. Mr. Elewana’s daughter (name is unknown to me at the moment), made a part payment of the agreed sum leaving balance. My son in a bid to collect or recover the balance of his money has been visiting the home of Mr. Elewana until he ran into Mr. Elewana on his previous visits. Mr. Elewana not pleased with the boy’s presence inquired or demanded to know what he was doing in his house. My son tried to explain to Mr. Elewana of his transaction with his daughter. Mr. Elewana without any effort to verify the boy’s story asked him to leave his house and warned him never to visit his house again. My son was about leaving when Mr. Elewana’s daughter cornered him and asked him to come on the 10th of March and collect the balance of his money. On that faithful day, 10th of March, 2015 my son went to Mr. Elewana’s house hoping to see his daughter as they agreed but unfortunately he saw Mr. Elewana. Mr. Elewana upon sighting Douglas, my son ran into his room and fetched his gun, late Douglas my son upon sighting Mr. Elewana with a gun took to his heels to save his life. However, Mr. Elewana having made up his mind to kill my son, pursued him until he caught up with late Douglas at the gate of Basin Authority, a distance of a kilometre from his house where he shot my son first on the leg as a result of which the late Douglas fell down and to accomplish his goal, Mr. Elewana shot him the second time on the arm to make sure that my son is dead. Furthermore, Mr. Elewana haven accomplished his goal bundled the body of the late Douglas into his car and took same to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Federal Housing Police station. Mr. Elewana Godwin conspired with the DPO Federal Housing Police station, Calabar Supol Mike Ezenwenrem to get rid of the body of Mr. Douglas in order to conceal his death. In furtherance of this agreement the Divisional Police Officer Federal Housing police station and Mr. Elewana hurriedly went and buried the body of the late Douglas in the night of 10th March at the Goldie cemetery, Calabar. The action of the DPO has cast aspersions on the integrity of the police officer and left one in utter astonishment as to what must have motivated the DPO to lean towards abating such heinous crime. It is my opinion that this callous act of murder and hurried burial cannot be swept under the carpet in other not to allow or encourage other blood thirsty vampires’ feast on innocent souls. I strongly believe that the Commission is the proper body I should complain to. I therefore call on the Commission to take whatever action within the confines of the law with the view of ensuring that justice is not only done but seen to be done to my family.”
It was further gathered that the DPO of the federal housing police station has continued to prevent Elewana, from arrest.
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Naij.com – culled from: http://www.naij.com/407223-father-kills-daughters-lover-dpo-fingered.html