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Police commence autopsy on corpse of young man who was allegedly murdered in Akwa Ibom hotel

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has commenced autopsy on the corpse of one Ernest Akpan, who was allegedly murdered at a hotel in Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area of the state.

LIB had reported that Akpan attended an End-of the -year party on Friday night, December 17, 2021, at Tingles Lodge but his lifeless body was found inside a pool the following morning.

It was initially speculated that he drowned in the pool, but the deceased family later became suspicious that their son may have been murdered following the mysterious disappearance of CCTV Camera footage of activities the night he died at the Lodge.

Spokesperson of the command, Mr Odiko MacDon, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Monday, January 3, said the autopsy being carried out on the deceased corpse would determine the actual cause of death.

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MacDon added that the person that tampered with the CCTV devise at the Hotel was yet- to-be identified.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered the transfer of the matter to the Police Headquarters, in Ikot Akpan-Abia, Uyo LGA. Yes, we are aware of the incident, and investigation is ongoing.” he stated.

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