One Steven Onowa in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, has been nabbed for the gruesome murder of his friend and employee.
Residents of Itu Road, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, were thrown into shock on Wednesday, July 29, following the murder of a middle-aged barber by a close family friend who was supposedly his boss.
The suspect identified as Steven Onowa, a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Oko, from Anambra State, was nabbed by men of the Akwa Ibom State police command over the murder of Daniel Bassey Solomon, his close friend and employee.
It was learnt that Onowa, who tried to escape after allegedly killing his friend and dismembering him, was arrested with the aid of a GSM tracking device employed by officers and men of the Police Force.
Explaining the incident which led to the gruesome murder of the said barber, who hailed from Uruan Local Government Area, the state Police Commissioner, Mr Gabriel Achong, said the culprit confessed to have invited his friend to his house and offered him a drink which he had already poisoned.
Steven said: “At about 3.00 a.m, I decided to kill him. I gave him the first cut, the guy got up; I gave him a second one and he died and I butchered him to parts,” the suspect confessed.
The commissioner, who confirmed that a quarrel had been on for the past two years between the ‘butcher’ and his victim, even as their case file was still with the SARS department of the command, said the police were successful in tracking down the culprit through the assistance of his landlord, who kept contacting him on phone, as the police kept tracking the calls.
“After stabbing him to death, he used matchet to chop off his hands, head and two legs. He packed the parts in a sack, pulled it out of the house to the major street of Itu Road”, Achong said.