The man has been nabbed
The deceased, an 82- year-old Mrs. Cecilia Isong, fondly called ‘Eka Sammy’ and ‘Mma Iko Mbakara’ was on Saturday beheaded in her farm.
Augustine Ekwere, an eyewitness, said the suspect was caught by youths of the community who stripped him naked before he led them to the farm where the body of the deceased was found.
Ekwere said the suspect had confessed that a prophetess paid him a hundred and fifty thousand(N150,000) to obtain human head for ritual purposes.
“The youths of the village caught him and called on the police after their own assessment. The police arrested him and his accomplice.
“Alhough the suspect did not mention the name of the prophetess, he said the cash was already paid to him for the hatchet job.
” At the Police Station, the boy is said to have confessed beheading the woman in the farm because he was paid a hundred and fifty(150,000) thousand Naira only, by a Prophetess to do so.”
“I am afraid that such a heinous crime could happen in my community,” Augustine said.
In a telephone interview , Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom State CSP Nnudam Frederick confirmed the incident.
He commended the youths of Oku Abak for joining the police to arrest the some suspect.
” I am in the picture. A woman was beheaded in the farm yesterday while working there. Some youths joined the police to comb the bush and some suspects were arrested. ”
Asked if the suspect had confessed killing the deceased for rituals, Frederick sais that the matter is under investigation at police headquarters .
” When I say some suspects have been arrested , it means more than one person have been arrested . But as I speak with you , the matter is under investigation ” he said
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