By Harris Emmanuel & Peter Duru
A female corps member, Chidimma Odume was almost lynched by residents of Abak Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital after she allegedly hacked her boyfriend to death on Sunday.
It was gathered that Chidimma Odume graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is currently serving at Bureau of Political and Legislative Affairs, Uyo.
The corps member, who hails from Enugu State, was reportedly caught while trying to jump over the fence of the compound to escape after committing the act.
She was said to have been stripped naked and beaten to a pulp by the angry mob when the lifeless body of the unidentified man she had macheted to death was found in the apartment.
An eyewitness, Godwin George, said: “She macheted a young guy to death this morning, whom she went out with. She killed the young guy instantly after inflicting several cuts on his stomach and face; on trying to jump out from the fence she was caught.
“Some bike men there said she used to send them to buy weed for her ever since she was deployed to Akwa Ibom for her NYSC.”
The suspect is said to have since been arrested and taken to the police station for further interrogation.
Contacted, state Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the incident, saying: “At about 11.00 p.m on Sunday, the police got a distress call and we responded swiftly at 219, Abak Road in Uyo.
“One Chidinma Odume, a Youth Corps member serving at the political desk at Edet Akpan Avenue, was said to be at the verge of being mobbed by angry youths but the police rescued her.”
Macdon explained that the police have received the corpse and deposited it in a mortuary.