The decomposing corpse of an Abuja-based construction engineer, Humphrey Nnaji, has been evacuated from his apartment in the Dawaki area of the Federal Capital Territory.
Our correspondent gathered that the engineer was at home when some suspects gained entry into the premises, killed him and fled.
It was learnt that Nnaji’s neighbours, who were unaware of what had happened to him, started smelling a foul odour emitting from his apartment on Saturday and informed the police.
A commercial driver in the area, who gave his name simply as Musa, said policemen detailed to investigate the case, upon gaining entry into the apartment, found Nnaji’s remains on a chair in the apartment.
Musa said, “The engineer’s corpse was found in his apartment in the Dawaki area. The policemen came to evacuate his corpse on Saturday around 8pm. The corpse was already decomposing which means that the incident might have happened before Saturday. People in the area are still yet to come to terms with how the incident happened. The house has been cordoned off as we speak.”
A source in the FCT Police Command told our correspondent that policemen, while observing the crime scene, found a hammer beside Nnaji’s corpse, and a written note stating that the killing was allegedly carried out by one Alfa, who claimed to be avenging the death of his sister.
The source said, “The deceased must have been killed with a hammer. A sledgehammer with blood stains was found beside him. Also, the backside of his (Nnaji’s) head had a deep cut. He was seated on his chair with two pieces of handset charging cord cables around his neck.
“Also, a (written) note by someone who identified himself as Alfa was seen on his table. He claimed he killed the deceased to avenge the death of his sister and also accused him of using other girls for Yahoo Plus. “
Contacted, the spokesperson for the FCT command, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, adding that an investigation was ongoing on the matter.