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Don't Touch Stepson arrested for killing man who slept with father's wife

A man in Calabar has been arrested for killing his stepmother's secret lover.

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King Akpanke, the killer play

King Akpanke, the killer


King Akpanke, a 41-year-old man residing in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has been arrested by the State Police Command for allegedly killing his stepmother's secret lover who was sneaking into his late father's house to have sex with the woman.

It was gathered that after warning the man several times to stay away from his father's wife, Akpanke took the laws into his hands and decided to kill the man.

Though the suspect has confessed that he actually murdered the man, Akpanke said he acted in self defence in the fight that saw the man killed, claiming the man wanted to kill him before he was able to overpower him.

“On that day, he came to my house around 9am to abuse me. There was nobody in the house. The house belongs to my late father and I am the third son.

So, when he started abusing me, we fought. He brought a stick, but I went inside and took a knife and stabbed him in the head.

I later discovered that he had died. It was a mistake. The young man was having regular sex with my late father’s wife.

I warned him several times to stay off the house, but he refused. He was always in our house to have sex with her. He called me all sorts of names. He planned to kill me.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Henry Fadairo, confirmed the arrest of Akpanke, stating that he would be charged to court after the police had concluded its investigations.

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