Family suspects foul play as Akwa Ibom man dies after meal with lover

25/06/2022 8:18:00 AM

Family suspects foul play as Akwa Ibom man dies after meal with lover

Food Poisoning, Murder

Family suspects foul play as Akwa Ibom man dies after meal with lover

The family of a master of ceremonies in Akwa Ibom, Edwin King, is in grief following his demise after a meal he allegedly took in his girlfriend’s Eket home in April 2022.

page, she replied, “I have heard you.’’Contacted, the state police spokesperson, CSP Odiko Ogbeche-MacDon, said the case was reported to the police and was still being investigated.“The clinic ran a test to see if it was food poisoning but the hospital couldn’t find anything. While they were there, the mother of the deceased then said they should take King to a specialist whereas Splendour Ita was discharged after some time.

“For now, the investigation is still ongoing and we are open to any facts that will help us unravel the cause of death. We are not medical experts and it is the experts that can tell us the cause of death and we are waiting for them. We have not concluded the investigation. If we establish criminality at any point, we would take it up,” he said.

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She responded when contacted on her mobile, saying she would get back to our correspondent after ending the call. When our correspondent told her that a message had earlier been sent to her Facebook page, she replied, “I have heard you. FG makes U-turn, reverses ban on international basketball The new CP was Assistant Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Imo State Police Command and had served as Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Akwa Ibom Police Command.’’ However, our correspondent contacted one of Splendour’s family members who gave his name only as Akan. ”The Police Boss holds a B. She said Splendour was a victim of circumstance. “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, psc+, fdc, NPM, has approved the posting of a new Commissioner of Police to Akwa Ibom State Police Command. “Anyone who told you that Edwin and Splendour were not dating is lying to you. “TETFUND has done well and a job well done means more job to be done.

They were still dating when this matter happened. The new CP takes over from AIG Andrew Amiengheme, psc+, fdc. His PhD in Law from Imo State University is in view. Splendour ate the meal with Edwin but she was lucky enough not to have died. Accusing Splendour of poisoning Edwin is propaganda.Sc (Hons) degree in Sociology from the University of Ife, an LLB from the Delta State University, Abraka. It is unfair on her. “Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Akwa Ibom Police Command. She had presented herself to the police. His PhD in Law from Imo State University is in view.

It was even the police who told her to go and take care of her health. She is also in a bad state,” Akan said. “The CP enjoins the peace-loving People of Akwa Ibom State to remain law-abiding and accord him the needed co-operation to fight crime and criminality and continue to make the state one of the most peaceful in the country,” he stated. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Federal Special Weapon and Tactics (FSWAT), Annex, Lagos,” the statement read. Contacted, the state police spokesperson, CSP Odiko Ogbeche-MacDon, said the case was reported to the police and was still being investigated. “The case was reported to the police. Quality journalism costs money. Information from our disposal was that Edwin King went to visit his girlfriend at her home in Eket.

After some time, he said he was hungry and they both went out to get shawarma and a bottle of beer, which they ate and drank before returning to the house. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. “The lady started having constipation or pains and King took her to the bathroom to see whether he could salvage the situation. After some time, he also began to show signs of stomach ache, too. Our investigation revealed that it was neighbours who later peeped and saw both of them in the bathroom and took them to the hospital in Eket. “The clinic ran a test to see if it was food poisoning but the hospital couldn’t find anything.

While they were there, the mother of the deceased then said they should take King to a specialist whereas Splendour Ita was discharged after some time. “She, however, continued to experience swelling on her leg and other parts of her body. She couldn’t even walk when I saw her. So, after some time, the deceased family came to me and said they were suspecting that the lady may have poisoned King. We got into the matter and made enquiries and discovered that whatever happened affected both of them.

“They said they had accumulated bills and the hospital refused to release the corpse to them. As a Force, we are not in place to talk about the cause of death. I advised them to have an autopsy done. That is where we stopped. I haven’t heard from them again.

I think they want to pin it on the lady. We cannot say she is the one responsible for the death until our investigation includes the autopsy report. Have they taken the autopsy report to the police? Yes, they have. The doctor said there was an enlarged liver or something. But, what caused it? “For now, the investigation is still ongoing and we are open to any facts that will help us unravel the cause of death.

We are not medical experts and it is the experts that can tell us the cause of death and we are waiting for them. We have not concluded the investigation. If we establish criminality at any point, we would take it up,” he said. He also said the matter was still open and had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department. “The Deputy Commissioner of Police has taken over that case and it is being investigated at the Homicide Section of the SCIID.

We are spending low resources at our disposal in ensuring that we can get to the bottom of this,” he added. In his view, a medical doctor with the Zenith Clinic, Abuja, Dr Chuks Zenith, when presented with the medical report from Ibom Specialist Hospital, said he could not identify any case of food poisoning in the matter. “From what you are telling me, there is no food poisoning in this matter. There is a case of trauma and swelling. I don’t know where the talk of food poisoning comes in this matter.

If there is a bruise somewhere, then there must have been physical trauma and abuse. If there are bruises around the chest wall, drinking beer and eating shawarma wouldn’t have caused that. “If it was food poisoning as we are made to believe; how would one know the amount of poison to add to the food not to kill one but also know the amount of poison to add to kill the other? The two of them ate the shawarma, drank the beer, got the same reaction but one died? This is not clear. There are some poisons that even a pinch is enough to kill one.’’ Also, a human rights lawyer, Festus Ogun, when contacted by Saturday PUNCH said the police should thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to King’s death and bring the culprits to book.

“I honestly believe the police have a duty to thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to the death of the man. Suspicion without basis is not supported by law. The family should collaborate and cooperate with the police throughout the investigation processes and even beyond,” he said. Another lawyer, Mr Hussani Hussani, advised the police to carry out an autopsy on the body to ascertain the cause of death. Hussani stated, “The police ought to carry an autopsy on his body to determine the actual cause of death because having an enlarged kidney or liver may not prove poison to a medical certainty I think.

The family may insist on further investigation by the police which may demand exhuming the body since the whole trial will have to rely on medical and scientific evidence. The police will have to take steps to re-arrest her and question her regarding the deceased.’’ Tags: murder Kindly share this story: All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: join the conversation FOREX, BITCOIN AND BINARY TRADING: We help you professionally trade your forex, bitcoin and binary accounts for minimum 20% weekly profit.

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