Man sets friend ablaze over phone charger

CITIZENS COMPASS– A man identified as Akpan Okon Akpan is currently cooling his heels with the Police for allegedly setting his friend ablaze following disagreement on a phone charger.

He was recently arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police command.

The suspect was paraded alongside some suspects at the command headquarters.

Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, said Akpan, a roadside petrol seller, had in the middle of the altercation with his friend poured petrol on him and ignited fire which caused the victim’s death.

“On 15th December, 2022 relying on petition from Rev. Emmanuel Ime ‘m’ of Ikot Ekwere Ubium Village in Nsit Ublum LGA, at about 6:30pm, operatives of the homicide unit of the SCID Uyo, arrested one Akpan Okon Akpan ‘m’ of same address who poured fuel on his brother, one Junior Ime Philip and set him ablaze leading to his death because of a disagreement over a phone charger.”

“Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to the crime, saying that he was forced to kill the deceased because he started a fight with him.”


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