Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have confirmed the death of four people in the Galadima area of Gwarinpa, Abuja, stating however that they were not mutilated.
Reports had said a singer Chop Boii, also known as Sempe, was among those killed alongside his producer. According to the reports, their fingers were chopped off and their blood used to write on the wall.
The reports quoted a woman identified as Princess Nengi as tweeting on September 27, “Yesterday my friend and three of his friends were butchered and killed. In Gwarimpa at their house and their fingers were cut and their blood was used to write on the wall. Rip chop Abuja will miss you You were just at the wrong place at the wrong time I still love you.”
However, FCT Police Command spokesperson Josephine Adeh told THE WHISTLER on Wednesday that she could not confirm that the singer was among the deceased.
According to her, a man identified as James was killed alongside three others. She said the man’s wife identified his body.
Adeh said, “I don’t know about any Nigerian musician, but a case of a missing man was reported at Galadima division, Gwarinpa on 27 September.
“It’s a case of homicide. The man’s wife by name Queen reported that the husband (James Anp) left home on 25 September with his friends and didn’t return.”
The spokesperson added, “Contrary to the report making rounds, none of their bodies were mutilated.”