Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP. Egbe Eko Edum, the Commanding Officer of No.73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno state, has been axed to death in Calabar, Cross River State Capital by unknown men.
ACP Egbe Eko Edum, the Commanding Officer of No.73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno state
The attack which took place in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 2, at about 1: am along Murtala Mohammed Highway by Pepsi.
The Assistant Police Commissioner who is serving in Borno State was said to be returning to Calabar to visit his family, when his vehicle broke down at the said Highway, while he tried calling his family to come pick him up, he was attacked and hacked to death with axe.
When contacted by this reporter at first, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, said, “I got that same report I am about leaving the house, I don’t know how true it is let me get to the office and confirm, somebody just called and told me that something like that had happened, let me go to the office and confirm.”
An hour 38 minutes later when contacted again, the PPRO confirmed.
“That unfortunate incident is true, I just confirmed it now. He is an Assistant Commissioner of Police who serves in Borno State; he is not serving here. I think he was coming to see his family here in Cross River, he arrived Calabar as at about 1:am when the incident happened.”
When asked of his name she said “I learnt that they used axe on him. I don’t know his name; investigations will be launched.” She said.
Meanwhile, residents of the area woke up in shock with the break down vehicle still parked on the middle of the road with blood stains.
At the time of filing this report, his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.