Elijah John, a gospel artist, has been fingered, alongside two others, in the alleged murder of a custom officer’s son.
According to operatives of the homicide section of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon, Lagos, the victim, Enere Ukonga, was allegedly kidnapped in his residence, 10, Ajanaku street, off Salvation road, Opebi, Ikeja by the suspects.
Vanguard reports that the gospel artist alongside his suspected accomplices; Ibrahim Maina and Okafor Jude, purportedly kidnapped the victim from his home, killed and buried him far from his residence.
Narrating the ordeal, Ajayi Ukonga, father of the deceased, said that he was contracted by one Osarentin Enabulele to clear his goods at the port.
Ukonga allegedly collected about N1 million for clearing of the goods from the port and immediately started the process of clearing the goods while Enabulele waited for him to come with the Bill of Lading of the goods to finally clear the goods.
Reports say after waiting for some time, it was discovered that Enabulele had no bill of lading of the goods which led to the eventual abduction and murder of the officer’s son.
Explaining h0w his son was kidnapped and murdered, Akonga said: “I was surprised that one day he came to demand for his N1 million, that I should not continue with the clearing. I told him that I have already used it for his job.
“To my surprise, Enabulele and four others came and kidnapped my son, killed him and buried his body at Abesan Estate, Ipaja, where we later exhumed his body for re-burial.
“We are carrying out DNA test on his body with a view to ascertaining he is the person in question. While the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the DNA result is out.”
Confirming the incidents, Mr. Friday Achibong, public relations officer of the FCIID, said the suspects have now been declared wanted.
Recall that a young white gunman opened fire at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, S.C, on Wednesday night, June 17, killing nine people before fleeing.