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Son attacks mother to death over food in Akwa Ibom

In Akwa Ibom State, a 23-year-old man named Akaninyene Sunday Isaac is accused of killing his 55-year-old mother, Christiana Sunday Isaa, over food.

According to reports, Isaac, a native of the hamlet of Oruk Uso Otoro in the state’s Abak Local Government Area, cut his mother to death after she denied him food for three days.

According to Uyo family sources, Isaac frequently asked his mother for money, and she always obliged him. However, on that fateful day, she refused, claiming there was no money.

His kid allegedly became enraged by her rejection and attacked her with a machete. It was said that she passed away before receiving medical care.

According to the source, the woman’s body had been placed in a mortuary.

The state’s police public relations officer, SP Odiko Macdon, confirmed the occurrence and stated that the suspect who confessed to the crime was detained on October 11, 2023, and charges would be brought once the investigation was complete.

“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 the 11th of October.

During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and alleged that his mother failed to give him food for three days, hence, he used a machete to inflict grievous injuries on her, leading to her death,” he stated. 

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