70-Year-Old Mother Killed By Son In Akwa Ibom

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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A 70-year-old woman, Mma-Offiong James Peter, was murdered by her son, Inyangake James Peter, in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, sending the community into confusion.

The suspect was arrested by the police on April 4, 2024, around 9:00 a.m. He claimed that he killed his mother because he heard a voice telling him to do it.

This information was shared in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Akwa Ibom State Command, Odiko Macdon, on Monday.

The statement read, “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Inyangake James Peter, 40 years old for gruesomely murdering his biological mother, one Mma-Offiong James Peter, about 70 years old on 4/4/2024 at about 9:00 am at Ikpe Annang Village in Etim Ekpo LGA.

“The Suspect who confessed to the crime has been transferred to the state CID for discrete investigation.

“The suspect on interrogation alleged that he had a voice saying ‘kill her’, ‘kill her’, and he decided to oblige.”

In a related update, the statement mentioned that the police have arrested Solomon Asuquo Isaac for killing his son during a family dispute. Solomon Asuquo Isaac was taken into custody for the crime.

“Cases of some family members killing their biological relations have been of great concern to the Command in recent times.

It added that “On 9/4/2024, Anti-Robbery Squad of the Command on stop and search intercepted and arrested one Ekemini Edet Akpan of Ekpene Ikpan Village, Nsit Ibom LGA along Calabar Itu Highway by Raycon Construction Company, for having one locally made gun, one revolver pistol and eighteen live cartridges.

“Suspects will be charged to court after investigation”, the statement concluded.

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