An American-trained Engineer has allegedly been murdered by unknown assailants in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.
Okon Jonathan, an engineer, who hailed from Oyoku Ibighi in Urue Offong/Oruko Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, was alleged to have been strangled to death by unknown persons in his office.
A Facebook user, Eyo Eyo, who stated this on Saturday, June 12, said the lifeless body of the Engineer was discovered in his office along MCC Road, Calabar on Monday, June 7.
According to Mr Eyo, the family raised the alarm after he did not return home from the office. Several phone calls were placed on his phone and that of his colleague but no one picked. The next day, he was found apparently strangled to death.
Eyo wrote ”I don’t know what world we are living in nowadays where human lives seem to be nothing to fellow humans.
”The worst are happening these days & insecurities are heightening, but may God Almighty alone help His people. This is a hard tale to tell.
”The humble gentleman in this picture below, an American trained Civil Engineer of high repute who completed his training abroad, in the USA & returned to Nigeria precisely in 1980 where he began his practice until he met his unfortunate untimely death on Monday,07-06-2021.
”He was said to have left his home at No.6 Edibe Edibe Road in Calabar to work at his office named, VCJ Engineering Company, located opposite Millicent Service Station along MCC Road, Calabar on Monday, 7th June 2021 but did not return.
”Several phone calls were placed on his phone & that of his colleague but no one picked.The next day, he was found apparently strangled to death & abandoned in his office.
”A petition have been sent to the State Police Command & thorough investigations has commenced & 3 prime suspects have been arrested.
”The case was reported to the State Housing Police Division in Calabar & shall hopefully be transferred to the State Police Headquarters. The deceased corpse was retrieved & has been deposited at UCTH Morgue, Calabar.
”The dead, a COFO member, a very close family friend & particularly, a very bosom friend of my late elder brother, late Engineer Efiong A. Eyo, of ExxonMobil is from Oyoku Ibighi, Urue Offong/Oruko LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
”I urge the Police authorities in their magnanimity to dig deep into the root of this matter & charge the perpetrators to Court.
”This is a deeply painful loss to us & his entire family in Oyoku Ibighi. May his gentle & humble soul rest in peace.
However, when Straightnews publisher contacted the Cross River State Police Public Relations Office, Irene Ugbo on telephone on Sunday, June 13 for confirmation of the story, she did not comment on the matter.