By Okon Bassey in Uyo
The management and staff of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) in Akwa Ibom State have been thrown into deep mourning as yet to be unidentified gunmen assassinated the Head of Pathology Department of the hospital, Dr. Ivy Umana.
The deceased who was declared missing by the university authority was later discovered to have been murdered by suspected hired assassins at her residence in Shelter Afrique Housing Estate in Uyo, the state capital.
The body of late Dr. Umana, aged 44, who reportedly lived alone at her residence, was seen when her house was forcefully opened during a search.
By the time of filing in this report, the cause for her assassination could not be ascertained as family sources suspected that she must have been killed by hired assassins.
“She was living alone in her Shelter Afrique residence before her murder. We just heard that gunmen came to her house and killed he”, a source said
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, confirmed the reports disclosing that two suspects have been arrested by the police in connection with the death.
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