Akwa Ibom State Police Command has apprehended one Akaninyene Isaac, 23, a native of Oruk Uso village, Abak Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly hacking her 55-year-old mother to death.
The suspect was said to have committed the act on Wednesday, October 12, 2023, when he requested money from his mother, which she failed to give him.
A family source told our correspondent in Uyo that when the deceased told her son that she did not have money to give him, he got angry and made for a matchet, which he allegedly used to hack down his mother in cold blood.
He said, “The mother of the man has always given him money whenever he asked. But on that fateful day, October 12, 2023, the mother told him that there was no money with her, so the boy got infuriated and matcheted the mother to death.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, in a statement on Monday said the suspect, who is in their custody, has confessed to the crime and alleged that his mother failed to give him food for three days; hence, he used machete to inflict grievous injuries on her, leading to her death
The PPRO said the suspect would be charged to court when investigation is concluded.
Part of the text read: “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Akaninyene Sunday Isaac, ‘m’ , aged 23, for murdering his biological mother, one Christiana Sunday Isaac ‘f’, 55 years old, both of Oruk Uso Otoro Village in Abak Local Government Area.
Operatives of Abak Division arrested the suspect on October 11.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and alleged that his mother failed to give him food for three days, hence, he used machete to inflict grievous injuries on her, leading to her death.”