A roadside petrol vendor recognized as Akpan Okon Akpan has allegedly burnt his buddy to demise over a telephone charger.
Okon was stated to have set the sufferer recognized as Junior Ime Philip ablaze and left him to die after a disagreement over a telephone charger.
The Akwa Ibom Police Command confirmed the event after the suspect was arrested by operatives of the command.
Parading the suspect and others on the command headquarters in Uyo, the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, stated the suspect doused the sufferer with petrol throughout an altercation and ignited the hearth that result in Philip’s demise.
“On fifteenth December 2022 counting on a petition from Rev. Emmanuel Ime ‘m’ of Ikot Ekwere Ubium Village in Nsit Ublum LGA, at about 6:30pm, operatives of the murder unit of the SCID Uyo, arrested one Akpan Okon Akpan ‘m’ of identical deal with who poured gas on his brother, one Junior Ime Philip and set him ablaze resulting in his demise due to a disagreement over a telephone charger.”
Narrating what led to his motion, the suspect stated, “I don’t know the man earlier than, he bumped into my store and stated he was in search of somebody who collected his charger, I advised him that such an individual was not in my store. Out of anger, he took a bottle and began preventing me and I fought again.
“I used the petrol I’m promoting and poured it on him, truthfully I didn’t know what I used to be doing till he began burning and other people gathered, we have been making an attempt to place out the hearth nevertheless it was already late as a result of once they took him to hospital, he died there.”
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