A man named, Elewana Godwin of River Basin Authority, 8 Miles Calabar has been accused of shooting a 22 year old boy, Douglas Ojugbo on March 10, 2015, for allegedly stalking his daughter.
Some neigbours who were physically terrified and only managed to talk to CrossRiverWatch about the incident, after begging not to be named said, Mr. Elewana is a very dangerous man and that they have seen Douglas on a few occasions coming to check on his daughter and that they have seen the daughter accompanying Douglas when he is leaving.
One of the respondents said they are aware that “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 themselves and we hear that it is because of that that the man decided to take that horrible action.
“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 there and shot him with a gun. 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 know him for that.”
“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 kilometer 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. “
Authorities in Zone six have also commendably commenced action on the matter and the AIG has ordered that the body of Douglas be exhumed and that has been done preparatory for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.
The DPO of the federal housing police station has also been ordered to produce Mr. Elewana who is now on the run, latest by Monday.