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49-year-old man remanded for kidnapping, murder in Cross River

A 49-year-old man, Eyo Bassey Etim has been remanded by the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Tuesday for allegedly kidnapping and murder of Miss Edemawan Harmony.

Eyo Bassey Etim who pleaded guilty to a two count Charge of Conspiracy/ Kidnapping and murder in Charge number:FHC/ CA/ 2C/ 2023 also used his victim’s phone to send a message to her family members in a ploy to deceive them not to look for her in the guise she was leaving for the United States.

NigeriaCrime.com learned that the text message sent by the suspect to the victim partly reads:” …..I am sorry about what I did to Sir Eyo, his agent sent me the 9 million, money from the sales of his house, I have the money, I am going to America, I will reach out to you with my new number when I get to the United State…..”.

However, Justice Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie of Court II, Federal High Court, Calabar ordered that the suspect be remanded till April 18 2023.

It was learned that the suspect behind the sudden disappearance and eventual murder of Miss Edemawan Harmony, has been alleged to have been responsible for the disappearance of the owners of the residence where the murder took place

Police investigation revealed that Miss Edemawan was declared missing on December 22 while her corpse was discovered on Christmas day in a septic tank, where her hands were tied up behind her with the legs tied also.

Security agents from Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Squad ACKS led by SP Ogini Chukwuma discovered her remains last year.

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