By CrossRiverWatch Admin
When Cpl. Canice Adie, was granted a three days pass by the army authorities at the Second Brigade in Uyo Akwa Ibom state, to keep an appointment back home in Obudu in Cross River state where he hails from, little did the authorities know about his real motive.
Cpl. Canice Adie, who hails from Igwo village in Obudu, had been having a feud with one Innocent Itakwu, from Kubung-Bette village also in Obudu, who is a staff of the Federal College of Education in Obudu.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that, Cpl. Canice Adie, is dating one of the younger sisters of Innocent Itakwu, and this has created a protracted fuse between the duo.
Our source further informed us that: “Innocent and his other brothers are struggling for their late father’s economic crops and this may also have instigated the attempt on his life, possibly by any of his siblings.
Cpl. Canice Adie, yesterday, Thursday, went to Kubung-Bette village, 22kilometres from Obudu main town, along Obudu-Ikom road. He went on a bike, hooded and armed with a pistol, to assassinate Innocent Itakwu, in his home.
The Divisional Police Officer in Obudu, CSP Lifu, told CrossRiverWatch that, Cpl. Canice fired a shot that slashed one of Innocent’s ear before he escaped into his house for safety and shouted for help. The incident is said to have taken place at about 7:30pm in front of his wife.
Having missed his target and attracting a crowd of villagers, Cpl. Canice attempted to escape on the bike he came with but got stocked in the community’s only road which is still dilapidated and ran into the bush on foot. But the unrelenting villagers pursued him into the surrounding bushes and smoked him out, while recovering some of his belongings.
He was tied up by the villagers and beaten to pulp before the police arrived to rescue him and take him to the station in Obudu where he is still detained, while the victim has also been moved to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.
The Police DPO confirmed to CrossRiverWatch that several items were recovered including, a magazine with 3 unspent ammunition, a hood, a motorbike, his Nigerian Army ID card, the pass he was given to travel and several of his personal photographs.
The DPO also added that investigation is ongoing to get others connected to the crime even as the owner of the motor bike that was used, has also been invited for questioning.
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