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Remains Of A Beheaded Woman Not Found In Ekpri Nsukara Offot – Eteidung Emem Asikpo Clarifies

The village head of Ekpri Nsukara Offot in Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Eteidung Emem Denis Asikpo, has clarified that the remains of a beheaded woman with missing parts reported a few days ago were found in a neighbouring village and not Ekpri Nsukara Offot.

Eteidung Asikpo made the clarification shortly after a crucial meeting of the Ekpri Nsukara Offot Village Council held at his palace on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

While debunking the news report, which allegedly mentioned Ekpri Nsukara Offot as the scene of the crime, Eteidung Asikpo advised newsmen and social media influencers to always cross-check and be sure of the locations of incidents before going public with their stories.

“It is quite unfortunate that a woman lost her life in the hands of unknown murderers. As was reported, her remains were found without her head and other vital parts of her body. This is heinous and condemnable.

“We are, however, piqued that most reports on the sad incident mentioned Ekpri Nsukara Offot as where her remains were found. This is not correct. The exact location where her remains were found was the refuse dump by the fence of the Holy Child Convent School, Anua, Uyo, which is a neighbouring community,” he said.

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Eteidung Asikpo said refuting the news report has become necessary following numerous calls he and members of Ekpri Nsukara Offot Village Council have received on the sad and pathetic incident.

He acknowledged that the police and other security agencies have since swung into action to unmask the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

According to him, Ekpri Nsukara Offot Village has since last year, September 2023, set in motion various measures to curb crimes, which include the restriction on the hours of operation of motorcyclists from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., which is still in force.

“We don’t like this reference to Ekpri Nsukara; each crime occurs along Nwaniba Road. It tends to portray our community in a bad light. We’re peace-loving and one of the most organised villages in the state.

“As a security-conscious community, we have initiated several measures to curb crime and restiveness. Part of these was the introduction and enforcement of restrictions on the hours of operation of motorcyclists in the community from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. since September 2023,” he explained.

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