An 18-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly murdering his own mother.
An 18-year-old boy, Endurance Akpan, has been arrested and paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly murdering his mother, Lovina Akpan, in cold blood over a quarrel she had with his father.
The sad incident which happened at Idio Nung Iba Village, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the state, has continued to send shock waves down the spines of residents who cannot fathom why the young man would commit such an atrocious crime against his own mother.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Cordelia Nwaiwe, while parading the teenager, said the parents were separated with the boy living with the father in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, and only came to see the mother and it was on such a visit that he murdered his mother and dumped her body in a pit toilet before going back to meet his father.
Nwaiwe said that Endurance was able to perpetrate his crime using trickery and deceit.
“He told her that he had something important to discuss with her. As they got to the room where Endurance had tricked her into, he tied his mother’s hands to her neck with a wrapper and strangulated her to death.
After she died, he pulled her out of the room and took her close to a pit toilet within the compound and dumped her there and thereafter left for Port Harcourt, where he was arrested.”
She added that the suspect would soon be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations by the police.