By Archibong Jeremiah
The remains of an unknown elderly man believed to between age 50 and 60 has been found dead at the St. Patrick College (SPC) bus stop by the Murtala Mohammed high way, Calabar.
The man thought to have been forcefully evicted by his landlord, according to neighbours, died this Easter morning after staying there for four days, surviving at the mercy of people.
Victor Bassey a business man whose boy was the one taking care of the man until his demise told CrossRiverWatch that, “I came Friday night and found this old man here and he was breathing, yesterday I came to him again trying to know more, I asked what happened and he said his land lord brought him here at mid night”.
Continuing Victor said: “I asked of his relations and he said one of his sons leave at 46 Webber Street and after a volunteer visited the address, nobody with the name I think Ettekamba or Ettemma which he gave was found or traced.
“After then when asked where he stayed before been brought here he mentioned his land lord’s name which I didn’t get well because of how he talked, he said he stays at 8 Miles, I think off Ikot Omin or off Ikot Omin, opposite Methodist church.
“He was insisting on knowing ways he can get to State Housing police station to lay complain to arrest the landlord or whatever I don’t know, so I was told. But I think 2-3 hours ago before you arrived was when we found out he gave up.” He said.
Victor further revealed that somebody had told him that he went to Federal Housing Police station and reported that somebody is lying ill at the bus stop and doesn’t know where he is from and the Police said they should go and arrange any way to take him to his destination wherever he comes from.
As at the time of filling this report no government authority has visited the scene and the lifeless body of the man many thought was mad was still lying there.
Efforts by CrossRiverWatch to contact CUDA and other relevant authorities were not fruitful at the time of filing this report.
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