The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested a woman, Christiana Wilson, from Eket LGA, who allegedly conspired with four others to murder her 19-year-old stepson identified as Edidiong Wilson.
While parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, on Friday, March 26, the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, said the suspects confessed to the crime.
In her confessional statement, the principal suspect, Christiana, stated that sometime in the month of September, 2020, she gave the deceased the sum of N100, 000, being part of the proceeds she got after she sold her late husband’s vehicle, to keep for her.
When she demanded for the money from the deceased, he told her that he saved the money in a micro-finance bank in Eket, and never returned same, this prompted her to contact her son in-law, one Saviour Kufre Peter, who came with other suspects to abduct the victim. They took him to a bush where they beat him to death and buried the body.
The suspects buried the deceased in the said bush and later went back to exhume the decomposed body, cut-off the head and buried it separately on December, 30, 2020 at about 7:00pm on the grounds that the ghost was disturbing them. They thereafter fled to Ondo State.