Bakassi Monarch Assassinated By Hired Killers In Calabar

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August 27, 2014 – Bakassi King Assassinated By Hired Assassins In Calabar

Mrs Sarah Okon Effiong, wife of the Muri of Efut Esighi Isu Ekom in Bakassi, Cross River State, Okon Effiong Odionka, who was killed by suspected assassins in his Calabar home last week, has given details of the incident.

Mrs Effiong said her husband left Esighi for Calabar last Thursday and was murdered in his Bayside home on the same day.

She said: “I was in the village that day. About 11:30pm, my son phoned and informed me that my husband had been killed. The killers, who were about six, came with his photograph. They tied him to a cushion chair in his bedroom, shot him and butchered his head into pieces with axes.

“Before they killed him, they put a call through to someone, who probably sent them, to confirm whether my husband was the one they were sent to and the person answered in the affirmative, after which they slaughtered him.”

Mrs Effiong blamed the incident on some family members, who had a disagreement with her husband a few months ago.

The deceased’s second son, Odionka, said his father’s body was deposited that night at the morgue of the General Hospital, Calabar, by policemen from Atakpa Division.

The monarch’s killers escaped.

[The Nation]