A young man is currently on the run for allegedly killing his friend to avoid paying back a loan the deceased had given him.
The report stated that the suspect, Akpan who was deported from abroad on account of criminality, was owing the deceased N30,000 [a little over Ghc400] and had threatened to kill him if he ever asked for the money.
The report states that Akpan on spotting his friend, Ephraim last night while walking down the street allegedly knocked him down with an unregistered Lexus car.
Some good samaritans who witnessed the incident on Gibbs Street in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 rushed Ephraim to the hospital, however, “Akpan in the company of armed men suspected to the officers of the Nigerian police, visited the hospital and carted away the only eyewitness,” the report added.
“When they discovered that Ephraim had passed on, the said armed men rushed Akpan out by shooting sporadically into the air when residents wanted to accost him. They claimed the residents wanted to kidnap him.”
Prior to his planned execution, Akpan has been threatening his friend that he’ll kill him if he asked for the said debt after all he has influential members in their church and an uncle who is a judge that will help to trash out the case.
Akpan is said to have been deported from abroad on account of criminality.