By Harnie Gold
JUST IN: the University Of UYO Student Allegedly Killed By Roommate Barely 24 Hours After Burying His Mother
According to a story shared by a Facebook user name Daniel Etokidem, a student at the University of Uyo simply identified as Ubong, has lost his life barely 24 hours after burying his mother
He proceeds by giving an account of how everything happened, in his note, ‘he made it clear that the deceased was stabbed to death from behind after a minor argument with his roommate.
The incident happened on Saturday, 7 August after the burial ceremony of his mother on Friday 6 of August 2021.
Ubong, what manner of death?
This was as shared online ”How can you bury your Mum yesterday (Friday) bein the 6th day of August 2021, only for the next day to unfold, a day I will never forget, the 7th day today (Saturday) August 2021, you were stabbed to death by your roommate? all in less than 24hrs after you struggled to bury your Mum
Ubong is a simple, easy-going, hardworking, humble, and God-fearing young man. I knew him through my Electrician, Kennedy.
If I needed someone to help clean the compound, most times, Ubong will accept to do that efficiently and, in just a blink of an eye, he will be done with it in less than an hour and best he does it with heartfelt of joy. Death why what has he done to deserve such wickedness from someone he chooses to share a room
Just this morning, I was inside the town campus of the University of Uyo, Uniuyo, when a friend who was with me pointed to a young lady crying desperately and walking towards the University gate.
It was strange to me, unable to figure out what could make a young lady cry this way inside the University environment on a Saturday morning? We both pondered to ask and find out the reasons behind her pains.
Less than 10 minutes, my phone rang? It was my electrician friend, Kennedy. “Hello, Sir. Sir Ubong is dead oh! Ubong is dead, how. Oh just like that”, It can’t be, seriously I ended the call, get my mind balanced, and called again, only to get the same result that Ubong is indeed dead
I became so shocked and confused and a bit disoriented, I called back again, and again, all same result “Kennedy which Ubong? please
Is it your boy who just buried his Mum yesterday”, I asked. Yes, he replied. How? What happened? Was he sick? I asked. No Sir, he replied.
He just had a minor argument with his roommate, whom he lived together at Idak Okpo Street and within seconds, the roommate took a knife and stabbed him from the back.
He lost a lot of blood, he was then rushed to the University Clinic where he was confirmed dead”. His body is at the University of Uyo Clinic, town campus.
“Hold on Kennedy, I don’t understand”. I’m inside the University and in fact, I’m not too far from the Clinic and moments ago, I saw a young girl crying, walking towards the gate”, I asked.
“Yes Sir, that’s his Cousin. We just left to call a photographer to take some pictures of Ubong’s corpse before we take him to the mortuary”, he replied.
So where is this his “roommate” who stabbed him to death, has he been arrested, I asked? “He is currently being detained at Barracks Road Police Station”, he replied with emotions and agonizing tears overshadowing his voice.
Till this very moment, I’m yet to recover from this news, from the untimely death of Ubong
I still can’t understand what anger, provocation, or quarrel will make a roommate pick up a knife and stab to death his fellow roommate who just buried his Mother barely 24 hrs ago. What a wicked world, indeed some fellows souls are dacked, unrepeatable
I pray the Police will help unravel more of what we don’t know but it’s hard to say Rest in Peace to Ubong. I still can’t understand what just happened. Ubong, dead? Just like that? Someone who just buried his Mother a day before today unfolds, only to be killed by his roommate right inside the apartment both shared? I wish it was a nightmare.”
Indeed, such is life, the events happening around us, written by Harnie Gold, AfriNOTES Africa multipurpose portal for Africa global tiers.
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