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UNICAL Lecturer, Prof. Nathaniel Bassey Killed By His Sons Over N45 Million Pension Money

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UNICAL Lecturer, Prof. Nathaniel Bassey Killed By His Sons Over N45 Million Pension Money

sons killed father over pension moneyOne of the sons that killed their father

Feb 04, 2013  – University Of Calabar Lecturer, Prof. Nathaniel Bassey Killed By His Sons Over N45 Million Pension Money

A professor of UNICAL, University of Calabar has been murdered by his sons over his N45 million pension payment.

According to DailySun report, the Unical lecturer identified as Professor Nathaniel Bassey was allegedly murdered by his two sons over N45million pension payment. Investigations revealed that the late Prof. Bassey, 67, was allegedly killed by his two sons, Ekemini and Odiong, with the hope of collecting the amount. The duo, family sources said, had been having a running battle with their late father on finance, sometimes leading to disagreement and confrontation.

Ekemini, 25, was said to be a thorn in the flesh of his late father as he had been threatening to deal with him if he did not meet up with his financial demands. The source revealed that on several occasions, the son had made away with fat sums of money belonging to the late lecturer and warned him not to ever dare complain to anybody as it would be disastrous for the lecturer.

The development led to the late professor hiding so many documents from the son just as he never trusted the suspect with his bedroom key nor allowed him access to his office keys. The sudden change in character of Ekemini allegedly started when he was studying Economics at a university in Lagos where he joined a cult group and was expelled in year two while his brother, Odiong, did the same thing and was also rusticated. The two sons, who are dropouts have been making frivolous demands from the late Bassey even when they knew that he was not financially strong.

Prof. Bassey, the source noted, was said to have complained to some of his colleagues that his children were allegedly terrorizing and intimidating him into borrowing money to meet their demands in most cases and that was not going down well with him. Even at that, the two suspects were not satisfied as they discreetly plotted to eliminate their father, having learnt that he was about to collect his pension running into millions of naira. Penultimate week, Ekemini and his brother were said to have carried out their threat by allegedly killing their father.

They dropped a big knife beside him to create an impression that the professor committed suicide, out of frustration. However, luck ran out on the susepcts when after snuffing life out of their father, hired an ambulance to convey the corpse to Nsit Ubium, Akwa Ibom State for burial, while Ekemini was arrested by the security agents, his brother escaped. The security agents got wind of the murder through a tip-off by neighbours at the university staff quarters where the deceased lived and some staff of the Economics Department of the university.

The neighbours had suspected a foul-play when they started noticing unusual movement and arrival of ambulance at Prof’. Baasey’s residence and decided to rally round students to find out what happened just as they quickly alerted the school security for intervention. Eyewitnesses said the students and neighbours broke into Bassey’s residence, only to find him lying in a pool of blood with a knife beside him. Ekemini was said to have gone to his father’s office in the department and allegedly removed some vital documents to enable him process the pension benefits even when one of ‘Oga’s’ secretaries tried to stop him, knowing that his late father could not have allowed him access to his office.

As at Press time, Ekemini was being interrogated at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Calabar, for his role in the murder. In a telephone chat with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Simon James Utsalo, over the death of Prof Bassey, a retired lecturer in the Economics department, he said: “Well, we cannot comment on the matter because it is a criminal case and police are handling it, so, we are still awaiting the official report. Besides, the autopsy report is not out; when it is out, we will now know what killed him.”

The officer-in-charge, Homicide unit, SCID, Mr. Joseph Inuyashi and the state command’s spokesman, Mr. John Umoh, told newsmen that they are still investigating the incident just as they are still haunting for one of the sons, Odiong, who is on the run. Police sources said that Ekemini had allegedly confessed during interrogation that they stabbed their father three times on different parts of the body and stuffed his mouth with old newspapers so that he will not shout in the process. Pleading not to be killed, he was said to have confessed that they got some clues that their father who was teaching on contract after his retirement was about to be paid benefits and gratuity of N45 million and decided to kill him so that the money would be paid to them as the next of kin.

One of Ekemini brothers, who does not want his name in print, told our reporter on phone: “I was not surprised that he killed our father because he has been a bad son for a while even when our daddy tried everything possible to manage him. “Ekeminin was sent to a university in Lagos to study Economics and he went and joined cult and was expelled in year two, while Odiong did the same thing. So, their nefarious activities did not start today and they have ended it up killing our father. I urged the police to kill them because they will still come out and do the worst,” he alleged.

Pleading with the school authorities to look into their plight, he said they are nine children and their father is the only breadwinner. At the staff quarters where the late professor lived all the while, the residents are worried at such ugly development, and urged the school to beef up security as well as review allocation of quarters. Some of Bassey’s colleagues argued that students, which indeed are a security threat, illegally occupy most of the houses at the staff village. Daily Sun gathered that the body had since been deposited at the mortuary while burial arrangements have not been released.



  1. Dany

    February 4, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Money is the root of all evil. He who kill by d sword shall die by the sword. No serving in the jail but his punishment is to slain him too. HE MUST DIE LIKE THEIR fATHER TOO DATS MY JUDGMENT FOR THE UGLY ANIMAL. C HIM YEYE FACE SEF. BEAST

  2. Gabriel wesley

    February 4, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Dats a awkward,wicked nd evil act.A son killin his dat cos of money,hmhmhm d sons need 2 b dealt wit messlessly!

  3. Rita

    February 4, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    What about their mother?

  4. Samir

    February 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Such a hideous crime, is bad for a son to commit patricide, i urge police to look into the matter and knw what to do!

  5. dami

    February 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Money is not the root of evil, it is the love of money. Those boys will regret every day

  6. obembe olusola

    February 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    They must be kiilled else they will do worse

  7. chinny

    February 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    These children are satanic. End Time really. This is the reason why death penalty shdnt be abolished so that beasts like these will be eliminated from human environments.

  8. akon

    February 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    This children are so heartless for God sake….high terrible to say

  9. akon

    February 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    hahahahahaha ile aye yi…..olorun ma fun wa

  10. akon

    February 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    this guys are so heartless.i dont think this guys are worth to be living among livings…….very bad to say

  11. joseph

    February 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    vry shamful 2 u guys kiln ur fada cos of money, dz taut me alot cos nthn man cn nt do so far as he belng. It z beta he get kil dan he z release he might go nd chance hz siblings i mean d unknown person dat said he b kild 2 avoid eliminate dem.
    bt d fada also made a litle mistake whn he see d 1st atitud of hz son he concild it nw d worst z don he wud av b jaild since bt may d murded soul rest n peace.

  12. Lola

    February 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Dany…its not money dats d root of evil..its d love of money.

  13. ayenifm

    February 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    weda d police release dem or not,sb will also kill dem;their brothers or their own children.where is dr mother?hope dey are not bastards

  14. Ade

    February 6, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    What a wonderful Lecturer (Prof A.N. Bassey) He taught me at Economics Dept. in Unical and I thank God I passed through him. He was such a brilliant, human and understanding man.Prof A. Bassey invested his lifetime rebuilding the lives of several students that passed through him in which I’m one of them. I’m short of asking God why his own children turned out this way. Well, He is the all knowing God and I sucumbed to His will all the time. Prof. A.N Bassey how I wish I can see your oyinbo and caring face again. May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace.

  15. Yanks

    February 6, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    The govt should kill both of them… What an evil act

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