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A’IBOM: Police arrest man for killing son, dumping burnt corpse in pit toilet

THE Akwa Ibom State Police Command has stated that one Innocent Uko was arrested for reportedly killing his 26-year-old son, Boniface, while he was collecting cassava on his farm.

Uko, a resident of the state’s Essien Udim Local Government Area, was apprehended by police after the event was reported by the village head, Chief Akpan Aniekan, and the council chairman, Sylvester Akpan.

SP Odiko Macdon, the state Police Public Relations Officer, revealed this to journalists in Uyo, the state capital, on Tuesday.

According to Macdon, the suspect confessed to killing his son with a machete and burying his body in an abandoned pit latrine in his yard to conceal the crime.

He said, “One Chief Akpan Aniekan, the village head of Ebe Ikpe village in the company of one Sylvester Akpan, the village council chairman reported that one Innocent Uko of Ebe Ikpe village in Essein Udim Local Government Area, used a machete and killed his son, Boniface, aged 26 years, 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 in Essien Udim Divisional Headquarters visited the scene. The deceased’s burnt corpse has been 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.”

According to the police spokesperson, the command also detained Charley John, who is accused of abducting two seven-year-old children.

He revealed that the suspect used his 10-year-old brother to entice the victims, who are his classmates, from their classroom so that he could abduct them.

The PPRO stated that at the end of the investigations, all suspects would be charged in court.

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