By Ike Uchechukwu
CALABAR—The corpse of a young lady in her 20s was found yesterday, covered in a wrapper and abandoned by the roadside at Etta Agbor Layout in Calabar Municipal Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Vanguard gathered that the corpse was dragged to the spot by unknown person(s) Tuesday night.
A resident of the area, Bassey, said they were shocked when they woke up to see the corpse of the young lady believed to have been killed by her lover.
Bassey said: “We were perplexed when we saw the corpse this morning (yesterday); people around the vicinity were sceptical about what happened and we have to leave the environment to avoid arrest by the Police.
“The sad thing was that the victim was stabbed to death by an unknown person, suspected to be her boyfriend, in the night. We made spirited efforts to identify the corpse, but it wasn’t possible.
“Probably, the suspect brought her from far and dumped her here; but we don’t know her at all. Even the women and other young ladies could not identify her. We have reported the matter to the Police.”
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the deposition of the corpse of the unknown lady on the roadside and said nobody was arrested, but that investigations continue.
Her words: “Yes, I am aware of the incident. But nobody has been arrested; investigations continue. However, we have been able to evacuate the corpse.”