Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Father hacks son to death in Eket

A Retired Army Officer, Mr Clement Tom Iboko, has machete his first son, Mr Iboko Clement Iboko to death.

Mr Iboko, 65 years old lives at Strabag Junction, Ikot Okudom Village, Okon in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

Our correspondent who visited the village reports that the incident occurred on Sunday 12th Oct at about 12p.m when people had gone to church.

A sources who pleaded anonymity said that the man matched his first son, Iboko because he ask his father when is going to bury her late mother who died four years ago and kept in the mortuary.

Our reporter gathered that the victim had since left her mother and married to another woman.
He said that the late wife’s was in the mortuary for the past four years without the father thinking of how to bury the late wife.

He said that when government made announcement was when the victim remember and ask his father when he would buried her late mother.

“It was when the victim heard on the radio that government warns owners of corpse to evacuate their body or else government would conduct mass burial for corpses in the state.

“Then the victim remind his father about his late mothers corpse,’’ the source told our reporter.

The source further said that the father arranged for a family meeting at his house in Okon Eket and when the victim came to the house for the meeting, the father ask him to sit.

He said that the father went into his room and carried his cutlass and matched his first son to death.
He said that when neighbours saw the flow of blood through their door to outside, they rushed and found out that the father had already killed his son.

“The man matched his son all over the body. The boy then fell on his body and hold his father until neighbours came to remove the victims hands from the father,’’ the source said.
He escaped and run to an unknown destination. It was when the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), in Eket went to their resident and arrested his second son.

The police found out that the second son just finished communicating with the father and the police asked him to use his phone to call his father.

The source said the police use his son to trace his father until he was arrested and hand over to the police.
Reacting to the development, the State Police Public Reaction Officer (PPRO), DSP Etim Dickson, confirmed the incident, saying that the father accuses the victim (son) of assaulting him.
He said that the father was later arrested for murder.

Dickson further said that the case was transfer to State CID and the matter was under investigation.

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