A young man identified as Elisha has allegedly murdered his girlfriend and butchered her body in Akwa Ibom.
The incident happened in a residential house near the popular Beaulah International Nursery and Primary Schools on Atiku Abubakar Way in Uyo, the state capital at about 7am on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

According to Leadership, the deceased, a nursing assistant, was on her way to work when the suspect lured her by diverting her to his one room apartment on the Atiku Abubakar Way.
A resident of the compound, an ailing woman of about 80 years who could barely communicate clearly, said she managed to reach the door, knocked and pleaded with Elisha to stop beating the deceased but she was ignored.

“I am not strong, but despite my frail and weak body, I managed to go and knocked at the door, but Elisha refused to open. Afterwards, I could no longer hear the beating and the shouting for help, I thought the fight had stopped, not knowing he had killed the lady and cut her body to several pieces,” she narrated.

“He later broke the ceiling, climbed and hid himself before the police came, broke the door into the house, where the body parts of the deceased were picked in bits from the naked mattress into sack bags and taken to the police station. Elisha was later fished out from the ceiling and taken along to the station.”

Another resident of the compound, who would not want his name in print, said when the fight became more intense he called the suspect’s father.
“I called his father, who arrived, knocked on the door and appealed to his son, warning him against taking the laws into his own hands, but the warning was not heeded and the father left,” the source said.

“The man had suddenly closed the door immediately on sighting the father in the compound, and before others could arrive, he had already killed the lady, shredded her into pieces and went into hiding in the ceiling of the room, where the Police came to bring him down for arrest.”
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Timfon John, who confirmed the incident said the case has been transferred to the State Police headquarters at Ikot Akpanabia, in Uyo.
She added that the police have arrested the suspect where he is currently being interrogated.