By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Police Command in Akwa Ibom State has confirmed on Sunday morning incident where a youth corps member, Chidinma Odume serving in the state has allegedly hacked her boyfriend to death with a machete.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon who confirmed the tragic incident on Monday, said the police was drafted to the scene through a distress call from where it occurred in Uyo.
“At about 11.00 p.m on Sunday morning, the police got a distress call and we responded swiftly at number 219, Abak road, in Uyo.
“One, Chidinma Odume, a youth Corps member serving at the Political Desk at Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo was said to be at the verge of being mobbed by the angry youth when the police rescued her,” Macdon said.
According to SP Macdon, the police had received the corpse of the victim and deposited at a mortuary.
The alleged killer, Odume from University of Nsukka, and hailed from Enugu State was caught on Sunday morning around 9.30am at Abak road by Afaha-Offot, Uyo, trying to jump the fence of the compound of a young guy she had gone to spend the night with.
It was gathered that she was striped naked and beaten to a pulp by an irate youth after the lifeless body of the unidentified man she had macheted to death was found with several cuts on his body.
According to an eyewitness who identified himself as Peter Gabriel, Odume macheted a young guy she has been going out with to death.
Oduma, it was learnt hacked her boyfriend to death instantly after several cuts on his stomach and face but luck ran out of her as she was caught by Okada operators on trying to jump out from the fence.
“Some bike men there said that she is used to sending them to buy weed for her ever since she was deployed to Akwa Ibom for her NYSC,” he explained.