UNICAL final year student stabbed to death - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, May 27, 2023

UNICAL final year student stabbed to death

A final year student of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and a bolt driver, Francis Atabi  was on Friday night stabbed to death by assailants suspected to be car snatching syndicate in Calabar the Cross River state capital.

The deceased who was a student of Education and Political Science in the institution and native of Afrike in Bekwarra LGA of the state, picked up his assailants who were suspected car snatchers on a ride around 8:30pm when the tragic incident  occurred.

Impeccable sources said, the suspects tried to snatch the Toyota Corolla vehicle from the driver while on their way to their supposed destination but Atabi put up serious resistance which led to the multiple  stabbing in the chest and heart region which eventually led to his death.

The killers of the 25 year old, Atabi apart from  stabbing  him multiple times and also tried to end his life  with a twine rope which they tied round his neck.

The deceased also ran over a security man who was on his way back from work  when he lost control of the car trying to evade his assailants .

When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Irene Ugbo who confirmed the tragic incident, said they have already commenced  investigation into the matter, adding that the killers of Atabi can only run but cannot hide.

"We shall do everything possible to endure the assailants are arrested , no stone will be left unturned in this matter , we are launching a manhunt and we shall get them and bring them to book.

"This is a further wake up call to Cross Riverians, bolt drivers to be more vigilant, as criminals are devising various way to carry out their nefarious activities, the killers will be made to face the full wrath of the law when apprehended," she said.

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