A middle-aged man, identified as Christian Edem Eyo, in trouble for slaughtering his neighbor and aunty who was in her sixties.
It was gathered that the 24 years old man butchered his aunty buried her head in a pit he had dug inside his room which was well over 10 feet deep.
The tragic incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday in their compound at 39, Inyang street by Afokang in Calabar South local government area, Cross River State.
Findings showed that shortly after the suspect slaughtered the woman, Uduak Effiong, he buried her body in a shallow grave he dug in front of the compound.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the assistant PPRO in state, ASP Igiri Ewa.
According to him, the suspect was now in their custody as an investigation was ongoing, adding that they work with speed and precision to make sure they unravel the reason behind the dastardly act by the suspect as soon as possible.
“We got information from a source about the incident and we swing into action and apprehended the suspect who was extremely violent during his arrest, but he is now in custody,”
When questioned over his involvement in the aunty death he admitted to killing the woman adding that the victim tried to seduce him.
About the graves in his room and the pit where the woman’s head was found, he said “they are for empowerment!” and that “it is an empire, there is another family inside,” he said.
Eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the young man may be involved in ritual rites because he often behaves like one with mental health issues .
One of the victim’s children, Nkoyo said the incident happen at about 5:00 a.m adding that she heard noise of vigilante youths who came to the compound at that early hours.
“As I came out and heard that someone has been killed and buried in the compound, and when they (vigilante) T saw Eyo and asked him what happened and he answered that he killed Uduak. “My mother?”
“It was at that point that the Police arrived and started shooting into the air and I also ran inside the house.
“They arrested him. But he used the machete and injured one of the Policemen before he was arrested.”
“My mother has a routine of always going out early to take her morning bath.That was when someone in a nearby building saw the young man when he was trying to bury the body in the shallow grave he dug
“The person then rushed to the vigilante to report. The vigilante in turn reported to the Police and he was apprehended .
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