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Father kills son, burns corpse over cassava in A/Ibom

A 26-year-old man, Boniface Innocent Uko, is said to have been allegedly butchered by his father for harvesting cassava from his farm. It was gathered…

A 26-year-old man, Boniface Innocent Uko, is said to have been allegedly butchered by his father for harvesting cassava from his farm.

It was gathered that the father of the deceased, Mr Innocent Uko, an indigene of Ebe Ikpe village in Essein Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom State, was angry that his son harvested his cassava without his permission and that he allegedly killed him with a machete.

The police spokesman, SP Odiko Macdon, told our correspondent on Tuesday in Uyo that after killing his son, the man burnt the corpse and dumped the carcass in an abandoned pit toilet in his compound to conceal the act.

After his arrest and questioned on the incident, the father of the deceased said he committed the act due to his late son’s alleged bad character and incessant harassment and embarrassment.

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The police also said operatives of Uruan Division, following intelligence report, arrested one Charley Edem John, over the theft of two 7-year-old children.

It was gathered that John used his 10-year-old junior brother to lure his victims, who are in the same school with his brother out of their classes so he could steal them.

“The said suspect uses his own kid brother who is 10-year-old of the same school to call and lure the children out of their class for him to steal. The two boys have been rescued and reunited with their parents,’’ the PPRO said.

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