Boniface Innocent Uko, a 26-year-old man from Akwa Ibom, has allegedly mutilated his son to death for harvesting cassava from his farm.
Mr Innocent Uko, an indigene of Ebe Ikpe village in Essein Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, was reported to have got angry that his son harvested his cassava without permission, thereby leading him to kill his son with a machete.
According to a report by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, the culprit burnt the corpse of his son after hacking him to death and dumped the carcass in an abandoned pit toilet in his compound to cover up his act.
When confessing to the crime, Mr Innocent Uko said he committed the act due to his late son’s bad character and incessant harassment and embarrassment.
His words: “One Chief Akpan Aniekan, the village head of Ebe Ikpe village in the company of one Sylvester Akpan ‘m’, the village council chairman reported that one Innocent Uko ‘m’ of Ebe Ikpe village in Essein Udim Local Government Area, used machete and killed his son Boniface Innocent Uko, aged 26 yrs, burnt the corpse and dumped the carcass of the deceased in an abandoned pit toilet in his compound to conceal the act.
“Based on the report, police operatives of the Essien Udim Divisional Headquarters visited the scene, and the deceased burnt corpse was recovered and deposited at a morgue. The suspect was arrested and he has confessed to killing his son on the grounds of bad character and incessant harassment and embarrassment.”