A man has been found dead inside a well without his head after he was whisked away by some thugs in broad daylight.
It has been reported that some unidentified assailants have reportedly killed and dumped the corpse of a civil servant in Cross River State, Mr. Ndifon Ntui, in a well.
According to a report by Punch Metro, the assailants said to have taken away Ntui’s body after torturing him to death. Southern City News learnt on Sunday that the headless body of Ntui was later found in a well around Odukpani junction in the Odukpani Local Government Area of the state.
A close family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident happened on Thursday when the victim, alongside his wife and sister, was on his way to Eket in Akwa Ibom State for an event.
The source said, “My uncle was killed at Odukpani junction last Thursday and the corpse was deposited in a well. He was travelling to Eket in Akwa Ibom State with his wife and my aunt for an event.”
He added that the deceased was approached by an unidentified man at the Odukpani junction motor park, where he had gone to board taxi.
“At the park, one young boy approached him and called him aside. Three others later joined them and they were having a little disagreement. His wife told us that the boys, who were suspected to have come from the next village after ours, started beating him up and overpowered him.
“The helpless wife and my aunt started raising the alarm, but nobody came to their rescue. The boys immediately bundled the deceased on a bike and took him away. It was at that point that my aunt called us to come from Calabar to help her.
“We are certain that the persons who killed our uncle are from Etamgbingin community in Odukpani LGA. The police should be aware of this. We also gathered that after the deceased was killed, his head was severed from his body and the corpse dumped in a well. The body was discovered and retrieved two days after,”the source said.
A police source in Odukpani Police Station, who confirmed the incident, said investigation showed that the suspect immediately handed over his mobile phone to his wife when he was confronted by the assailants, adding that it was an indication that the victim knew the suspects.
“He was a youth leader in his community and we suspect that those who killed him may have had an axe to grind with him. We are seriously investigating the matter to bring the suspects to book,”
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, said investigation would soon unravel who the assailants were, adding that whosoever was involved would face the wrath of the law.