Ini Friday, Uyo
Father of 26-year-old Boniface Innocent Uko has butchered his son to death for harvesting cassava from his farm.
It was learnt that the father of the deceased, Mr Innocent Uko, an indigene of Ebe Ikpe village in the Essien Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, was aggrieved that his son harvested his cassava without permission, and macheted him to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, told our correspondent during a chat on Tuesday in Uyo that after killing his son, the man burnt the corpse and dumped the carcass in an abandoned pit toilet in his compound to conceal the act.
When arrested and confronted on the incident, Boniface, who confessed to the crime said he committed the act due to his late son’s bad character and incessant harassment and embarrassment.
“One Chief Akpan Aniekan, the village head of Ebe Ikpe village in company of one Sylvester Akpan ‘m’, the village council chairman reported that one Innocent Uko ‘m’ of Ebe Ikpe village in Essien Udim Local Government Area, used machete and killed his son Boniface Innocent Uko, aged 26yrs, burnt the corpse and dumped the carcass of the deceased in an abandoned pit toilet in his compound to conceal the act.
“On the strength of the report, Police Operatives of Essien Udim Divisional Headquarters visited the scene, and the deceased burnt corpse was deposited at the morgue. The suspect was arrested and has confessed to killing the deceased, his son on the grounds of bad character and incessant harassment and embarrassment,” Macdon stated.
The Police also revealed that Operatives of Uruan Division, on intelligence report, arrested one Charley Edem John for stealing two seven-year-old children.
It was gathered that John used his 10-year-old junior brother to lure his victims, who are in the same school with his brother out of their classes so he could steal them.
“The said suspect uses his own kid brother who is 10 years old from the same school to call and lure the children out of their class for him to steal.
The two boys have been rescued and reunited with their Parents, the PPRO said.