A man, identified as Ekemini Bassey, has been arrested by the Cross River State Police Command for allegedly killing his father, a retired University of Calabar lecturer, Prof. Nathaniel Bassey, to claim his N40m gratuity. The Punch newspaper reports that the suspect allegedly committed the crime together with his brother, who is now at large. Bassey together with his brother identified as Odiong Bassey, were said to have intimidated their father into borrowing money to meet their demand, but decided to murder him when they learnt he was about to be paid N40 million by the university where he retired so as to claim the benefits. Sources added that Ekemini confessed during interrogation that they stabbed their father three times in different parts of the body and stuffed his mouth with old newspapers so that he would not cry for help.
Man in Police Net for Killing Father over N40m Gratuity
- Published: 110 days ago on February 4, 2013
- By: eternal
- Last Modified: February 4, 2013 @ 11:22 am
- Filed Under: Featured, Headlines, Nigerian News
- Tagged With: Cross River State Police Command, Murder, N40m Gratuity, News, Nigeria