Suspected Cultist Killed At UCTH Calabar May Day Celebration
Tragedy struck as a staff of the works department of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Mr. Nakanda Edet was killed in the premise by the Anti- Cult Police Squad on Tuesday Evening.
The diseased staff who was also alledged to be a cultist was reportedly killed during a reception organised by the management after this year’s workers day celebration.
A source at the UCTH, who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard that the deceased had at one time or the other been involved in cult-related activities and was on the wanted list of the police. But they (Police) have been unable to get him for a while.
The source said: “Luck ran out on him when on a tip-off, he was trailed to the institution during the reception for workers after the main event at the U. J. Esuene stadium.
According to reports, when Nakanda sighted the officers of the task force, who were heading towards his direction and sensing danger, he ran towards the backyard of the administrative block of UCTH, but unfortunately, he never made it out of the place alive.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, did not make any authoritative statement that the Police killed the man.
Nakanda had been on the wanted list of police over a murder case, which he was involved in, Naija News learnt.
UCTH authority has also refused to comment, pending the autopsy on the deceased as they believe further investigations must be done before making comments.