A young man simply known as ‘Email’ was reportedly shot to death by his girlfriend, Blessing, in the process of testing a local charm bulletproof (Odeshi).
Email was killed in a compound where he resided at Nelson Mandela street, Calabar South, opposite the Assembly of God Church. The victim was said to be trading in Indian hemp and was with a group of his friends at the time of the incident in his compound.
According to the younger brother to the girl, (name withheld) who narrated the incident to newsmen, he said: “Blessing, my sister, was a friend to deceased and on the fateful day, my sister passed by the compound of her boyfriend at the time he was with his group of friends who had taken local concoctions, including native charms against gunshots.
“The group of friends after taking the concoction started testing the efficacy of the Odeshi (local bullet proof) among themselves. Others tested and it proved effective but Email chose to ask his girlfriend to use the gun and shoot him to test the efficacy of the charm on him but he died instantly, causing great confusion.”
In the confusion, eyewitnesses said the girl was attacked by friends of the deceased but she was rescued by the police that stormed the scene and took the girl to the Police Clinic in Calabar.