A 25-year-old man, Mfreke Effiong, from Ikot Akpainyang Asutan village, in Ibesikpo/Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has allegedly killed his father, Mr. Archibong Effiong.
It was learnt that Archibong and his wife had a disagreement over certain issues when Mfreke who was away in the farm arrived, picked up a log of wood and hit his father in the head.
Mfreke had already confessed to the crime, the Police Public Relations Officer, Cordelia Nwawe, confirmed. Nwawe said, “This young man murdered his father by using a log of wood and hit him in his head, the young man will be charged to court after investigation.”
Mfreke confessed that he came back from the farm and met his parents quarrelling and got to know that his father was the cause. He stated that his father attacked him (Mfereke) with a bottle and a log of wood on sighting him.
According to him, his father’s action angered him, he picked up the wood and hit him in the head, adding that his father fell to the ground and died thereafter.
He said, “My mother and father have been having issues. My father has not been feeding me; I cut palm fruit to feed myself. “On Monday at about 6pm, I returned from where I went and met my father and mother quarrelling.
“I asked my mother what the problem was and she told me. My father from inside asked who it was upon hearing my voice.
“And as he came out and saw me, he threw a bottle at me and hit me with a stick. I was annoyed and I took the same stick and hit him back; he slumped and the next thing I heard was that he is dead.”