A Nigerian man has killed his friend to avoid paying an amount of N3,000 (₵172.00) he owes him by knocking him with his car and snuffing the life out of him instantly.
The suspect, Akpaniko Okon reportedly went into hiding after the heinous act. From what we gathered, Akpan who was deported from abroad on account of criminality, owed the deceased, Ephraim Edet Okon George N30,000, and had threatened to kill him if he ever asked for the money.
The report states that Akpan on spotting Ephraim last night while walking down the street allegedly knocked him down with an unregistered Lexus car. The victim was rushed to the hospital by good Samaritans while Akpan in the company of armed men suspected to the officers of the Nigerian police, visited the hospital and carted away the only eyewitness.
“When they discovered that Ephraim had passed on, the said armed men rushed Akpan out by shooting sporadically into the air when residents wanted to accost him. They claimed the residents wanted to kidnap him.
Prior to his planned execution, Akpan has been threatening Ephraim that he’ll kill him if he asked for the said debt after all he has influential members in their church and an uncle who is a judge that will help to trash out the case,” a source said.