Police Parade Teenager And Pastor Over Alleged Murders

An 18-year-old boy, Endurance Akpan, who allegedly killed his mother, Mrs. Lovina Akpan, in Idio Nung Iba village, in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom was one of those paraded in connection with murder by the State Command of the Nigeria Police Force in Uyo yesterday.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, Endurance reportedly killed his mother on arrival in his village from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he lives with his father.

She added that upon arrival, Endurance ,who is the last child of the eight children, headed straight to his mother room and tricked the woman out , “ he told her that he had something important to discuss with her. As they got to the room where Endurance had tricked her into, he (Endurance) tied his mother’s hands to her neck with a wrapper and strangulated her to death.

“After she died, he pulled her out of the room and took her close to a pit toilet within the compound and dumped her there and thereafter left for Port Harcourt, where he was arrested.”
Also paraded was a pastor of God’s Power City, Gideon Idio, who allegedly killed a female church member, Joanna Okon.

The pastor who resides at 14 Fine Face Street, Off Enen Afaha, Uyo, was said to had called the deceased ,his church member, Joanna Okon, to come over to his office.

The state Police spokesperson said on arrival that there was a scuffle between them, the cause they could not ascertain, she added that the issue degenerated to a point that the suspect attacked the deceased and she collapsed and died inside his office.

“The so-called pastor locked the deceased inside his office and used the deceased phone to call her close relation claiming to be a tricycle driver who picked up the girl from Udotung Ubo Street en route Itam where she slumped inside the tricycle and is being taken to an undisclosed hospital.

“As if that was not enough the suspect later at about 7p.m. informed the relations of the girl that he saw the corpse of the deceased at IBB Road, Uyo and has removed the corpse to his office, after which the suspect and relations of the deceased conveyed the corpse to a mortuary at Ibiono Ibom.”
she said