A man, Godwin Elewana recently threw patience into thin air when he angrily eject live out of a 22-year-old youth, Douglas Ojugbo, for allegedly having an affair with his daughter.
Punch report that 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 but the lover boy could not resist the affection attracting him to the girl, hence did not took the furious father serious.
Apparently, on March 10, the boy paid a visit to the house to see her beau. It was learnt that when Elewena could no longer hold his anger while pursuing the boy from his house, he allegedly shot him to death.
Eye witness reports confirmed that Elewana first shot Douglas in the arm, and later gave him another shot in the leg. The report further states that after shooting, Elewana 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.
It was gathered that the parents of the deceased got the information about their son two days later and immediately went to the Federal Housing Police Station. On getting to the police station, the bereaved parents were told that their son was dead and had been buried without their consent. It was alleged that the DPO coerced the father into signing an undertaking not make any complaint to any authority whatsoever.
But the bereaved father, Mr. Augustine Ojugbo, who is also a lawyer with Kanu G. Agabi & Associates, said he had ignored the DPO and had petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 6, Calabar, and the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the cause of his son’s death and bring those who killed him to justice.
In the petition, Ojugbo said his son was not having any romantic relationship with Elewana’s daughter.
He explained that Douglas had sold his mini laptop to Elewana’s daughter, who made part payment, adding that it was the balance the son went to collect when he met his untimely death.