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October 24, 2023

Why I killed my neighbour with kitchen knife — Suspect

Why I killed my neighbour with kitchen knife — Suspect

…as police Parade Kidnappers, sea-robber, POS thieves in Calabar

By Ike Uchechukwu, CALABAR

A 40-year-old woman, Ann Lingwong has revealed why she stabbed her neighbour to death with a kitchen knife following an altercation that ensued between both them.

The tragic incident Vanguard learned happened at Okoroba Street, Akim road in Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River on Monday.

Briefing newsmen at the Police Command Headquarters, Diamond Hill Calabar on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Irene Ugbo said they made a milestone breakthrough within the period under review.

SP Ugbo said 15 suspects were arrested for committing different offences including Kidnapping, gun running and manufacturing, piracy, murder, and theft amongst others.

She said notable ones included a notorious kidnapper terrorising Akpabuyo and its environs.

According to her, Daniel Eshiet was part of the gang responsible for the abduction of a Larfarge staff in September and collected millions of naira as ransom for his release.

She further hinted that one Mrs Ann Lingwong who stabbed her neighbour to death was also arrested after age tried to flee the scene.

“Ann stabbed her neighbour with a kitchen knife during an argument, these 15 persons will soon be charged to court once we conclude our investigations.

“We also apprehended a Point of Sale thief, he specializes in robbing POS operators, he came in all the way from Bayelsa state before men of Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Squad apprehended him,” she said.

Speaking further Ugbo urged Community Leaders and political class to eschew bitterness and abstain from resorting to self-help but seek legal redress.

Ann who allegedly stabbed her neighbour to death told Vanguard that she was trying to prevent the Victim, Mr Daniel Edim from beating her child.

“He was trying to beat up my nine-year-old daughter, I only tried to prevent him from doing so, then we got into a heated argument, I stabbed with the knife I was using the peel potatoes, I don’t intend to kill him,” Ann said.