By Ejike Ejike
The autopsy report of the Nigeria Police Force on the suspected murder of Joy Adama, a 200 level undergraduate of Mass Communications at the Cross River State University by one Alhaji Usman Adamu shows that she died of inhaling carbon monoxide fumes and no cocaine was found in her.
Present the report before the media on Thursday, the Force PRO, CSP Jimoh Moshood said the first report, which was conducted by Dr. Paul Jibrin was inconclusive and hence, a new report as ordered by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The summary of the new report carried out by CP Wilson Akhiwu, Force consultant showed that Joy died of inhaling carbon monoxide fumes as against cocaine which was reported by Dr. Jibrin.
The FPRO further revealed that the suspect, Alhaji Aminu is in custody and will be charged to court soon and debunked any report of any cover up by the police.
Recall that Joy’s mother, Philomena Adama had petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Senate President, and the speaker, House of Assembly; seeking justice for the murder of her daughter.
The mother, who is a native of Yala LGA in Cross River State and resident at old Karmo village in Abuja; alleged that her daughter, Joy was tricked and Alhaji Usman under the pretence of offering financial help to her.
Part of the petition letter had read “Joy Adama is my first daughter. She is a 200 level undergraduate of Mass Communications at the Cross River State University; who just returned for Christmas holidays and met her untimely death.
“On Dec, 18, 2016, one Elizabeth from Ogoja LGA, Cross River State who is my daughters friend visited us and told Joy to accompany her to see one Alhaji Usman who she said was a philanthropist that gives scholarship to young students. She said the Alhaji lives in the same neighborhood, precisely at Ibro Quarters, Old Karmo-Abuja.
“Knowing Elizabeth as a long time friend and without any suspicion, Joy innocently followed her to the said Alhaji’s house. On getting there, my daughter called me that the Alhaji wants to see me. I asked why and she said that the Alhaji wants to help her with her education with other girls who lives in the neighborhood who are there with their parents. I quickly got to the house and Alhaji Usman promised to help in my daughter’s education and equally promised to get me a job with the Nigerian Security & Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). We exchanged numbers, I graciously thanked him and left with my daughter.
“Two days later on December, 20 2016 in the evening, Alhaji Usman called my daughter and said his house help is seriously sick and that she should please come and look after her while he goes to get a doctor. He also said he has called other girls (the other girls we saw in his house the previous day). Joy told me and I allowed her to go. That was the last time I saw my daughter alive.”
Mrs. Adama alleged conspiracy and cover up, noting that after she couldn’t see her daughter for a day, she was later informed that her daughter had died and sent to mortuary without her consent.