A middle-aged man named, Elewana Godwin of River Basin Authority, 8 Miles Calabar has been accused of shooting a 22 year old boy, Douglas Ojugbo on March 10, 2015, for allegedly sulking his daughter. Cross River Watch reports:
Some neigbours who were physically terrified and only managed to talk to CrossRiverWatch about the incident, after begging not to be named said, Mr. Elewana is a very dangerous man and that they have seen Douglas on a few occasions coming to check on his daughter and that they have seen the daughter accompanying Douglas when he is leaving. One of the respondents said they are aware that “the girl’s father had warned the small boy not to come near the daughter again. That is what we were made to understand but the two of them could not leave themselves and we hear that it is because of that that the man decided to take that horrible action.
“On that fateful evening, we saw the man running after the boy who was panting and running but the man caught up with him around the basin authority gate there and shot him with a gun. After shooting him, he dragged him into his car and drove off. All of us were running for our dear lives because like I said that man is dangerous and everyone around know him for that.”
CrossRiverWatch gathered that Mr. Elewana shot Douglas in the arm and later gave him another shot in the leg and allowed the boy to bleed to death in his car after bundling him into the car and drove the corpse to the Federal Housing Police station in Calabar.
Authorities in the Federal Housing Police Station in Calabar were also not willing to talk to CrossRiverWatch as the issue is said to have shaken the police personnel in the station terribly. A senior police officer in the station told our reporter privately that they cannot say exactly what transpired between the DPO and Mr. Elewana when the DPO ordered that the corpse of 22 year old Douglas which was driven into the station by Mr. Elewana around to 5pm, be buried in a hurry by 8pm at Goldie Cemetry without any autopsy or investigation and without veryfying the parents of the deceased.