by crossriverwatch admin
This is not the best of times for the family of Sunday John in Ikot Okon-Nma, Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State as an angry son, Sunday John Jnr used a pestle to kill his mother over a minor disagreement on money related issues.
The disagreement according to CrossRiverWatch findings ensued after the son allegedly demanded three hundred Naira from his mother to enable him meet some financial need but the mother was said to have pleaded with him to give her some time to raise the money.
Speaking on the death of her mother, the last daughter of the deceased, Miss Affiong Sunday John told CrossRiverWatch that “my mother was gagged to death by my brother in my presence while washing her clothes outside last Sunday.
“My brother used pestle to pursue her around over a disagreement of three hundred Naira and before I went to call people leaving around us, he has killed her and even threatened to kill the sympathizers with the pestle”.
Affiong said the matter has been reported to the Police Divisional Headquarters in Akpabuyo.
The late Mrs Edo Sunday John was a subsistence farmer and petty trader in Ikot Okon Nma a village of about three kilometers and less than 15 minutes drive to Ikot Nakanda until she met her untimely death.
Reacting to the killing, a youth leader and Community Liaison Officer in Ikot Nakanda, Comrade Effiong Effiom who said he knows both the deceased and her son said Sunday has been accused of psychiatric problem in the past and was taken to church for prayers.
Effiom called on the security and other relevant authorities to take immediate action by arresting and bringing the boy to justice or seeking psychiatric help for him “before he continues to kill innocent souls in the area”.
Efforts to get conformation from the Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River State, Mr Hogan Bassey were unsuccessful as his phone was switched off.
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