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Monday, July 16, 2012

SHOCKING! Man Stones Girlfriend To Death


A young man, Mr. Lawrence Ette, has
been accused of stoning his 23-year-old
girlfriend, Miss Rosaline Christopher, to
death.

The tragedy was said to have occurred
penultimate Sunday at 13, Academy
Street, Calabar, Cross River State. An
eyewitness, who is the landlady of the
deceased, Miss Dorothy Bassey, said
Rosaline had a brawl with her
boyfriend, before he allegedly killed her.

Bassey said Rosaline, who lived with her
aged mother and siblings, had been in a
relationship with Ette for a while.
She said because of the frosty
relationship between the lovers in
recent time, Rosaline’s mother stopped
Ette from visiting her daughter.
“But even with the instruction from the
old woman, Ette kept sneaking in to see
the girl particularly at night,” she added.

It was learnt that during one of such
visits penultimate Sunday, there was a
misunderstanding between the lovers,
which prompted the girl to ask Ette to
leave.

Bassey said, “Rosaline did not know that
Ette took her phone away. After some
time, her younger sister, Nne, wanted to
use the phone only for her to find out
that the phone was missing.
“That was when she discovered that
Ette had gone with the phone. Nne
decided to go and look for Ette so that
she can get her sister’s phone.

“But while Nne took the main exit and
headed for Target Street, Ette sneaked
into the house through the back door
from Webber Street and Nne missed
him.”

It was gathered that when Ette returned
to the house, an argument ensued
between the lovers resulting in a fight.
“She did not scream while they were
struggling because she wanted to send
him away quietly without attracting her
mother’s attention but that was her
mistake as Ette stepped out of the room,
got a stone and hit her with it,” the
landlady said.

She said when he realised that the girl
was dead; Ette allegedly attempted to
dispose of the body by throwing it over
the fence.

Bassey said, “He carried her on his
shoulder towards the backyard and was
trying to throw the body over the
fence. When the girl’s mother heard a
strange noise at the backyard, she
asked Nne to find out what it was.
“But when Nne got to the backyard, she
saw Ette carrying her sister on his
shoulder. Immediately he sensed that he
had been sighted, he abandoned the
corpse and fled.
“Since it was dark, a neighbour brought
out a torch and during a search,
Rosaline’s corpse was found inside the
gutter.”

PUNCH Metro
learnt that her corpse had been taken to
the mortuary at the General Hospital,
Calabar.

One of Ette’s neighbours at 10, Anating
Street, Calabar, who craved anonymity,
said the suspect “hurriedly came here
and packed some clothes into a bag and
left and has since not been seen.”

When contacted, the Police Public
Relations Officer in the state, Mr. John
Umoh, said the matter which was
reported at Atakpa Police Station was
being handled by the homicide unit of
the police.
“It will not be long before we get him,
the advisable thing for him to do is to
come out of hiding now,” the PPRO said.

Culled from Punch

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