By CrossRiverWatch Admin
An enraged 23 year old, Francis Ekpo penultimate Monday, beheaded his father Francis Ekpo Ene and dumped his remains inside the family’s pit toilet in Ekpri Ikot Ene community of Akpabuyo local government area.
Sources say Francis acted under diabolical influence as he was not known as a violent person.
Narrating her ordeal, wife of the deceased, Affiong Offiong Asuquo said that Francis and his father had begun an argument over alleged stolen money when he eventually picked a cutlass and chased the father and following her sustaining a cut from the ensuing melee, decided to call for help.
By the time help arrived, all that was seen was a blood trail to the pit toilet where the corpse of the late Ekpo Ene was found. Francis was then arrested and is currently cooling his heels at the Akpabuyo division of the Nigeria Police Force.
“The problem started when my husband’s money started missing and he had always thought that it was his first son, who was responsible for the theft, not knowing that he was not the person involved, and he had always denied being the one” says Affiong.
“The height was when he sold his oil and kept N90,000 in a Nido milk can and the money got missing again, he was really angry because he could not fathom why such an amount of money could get missing in his house” Affiong said.
She revealed the culprit to be her daughter who allegedly stole the money and always escaped to her boyfriend’s place and only return after squandering the sum pretending not to know about the crime with the late Ekpo Ene who until his death was the village head, railing accusations against the son.
Villagers are confused currently over what is said to be the first time such a scenario has played out in its history fuelling speculations of diabolic forces being behind the act.
The Police high command in the state says it is not aware of the matter as spokesperson, ASP Irene Ugbo says she is yet to be briefed.
Culled from www.vanguardngr.com
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