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Akwa Ibom Police parade woman for alleged murder of step-son, other suspects

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has paraded a woman identified as Christiana Wilson from Eket local government area for conspiring with four others to murder her 19-year-old step-son identified as Edidiong Wilson.

The Commissioner of Police Mr. Andrew Amiengheme paraded the suspects before newsmen on Friday at the Police Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, along eight others arrested for attempted murder, kidnapping and child abduction.

Amiengheme said the principal suspect, Christiana Wilson confessed failure of the step-son to return one hundred thousand naira she gave him to keep for her prompted her to contact her son-in-law, Saviour Peter who came with other suspects to abduct him, took him to a bush where they beat him to death.

The CP said, “On March 9, 2021, following credible information, operatives of homicide section, SCID, Uyo apprehended one Mrs. Christiana Wilson, Saviour Peter, Richard Ekpenyong and Dominic Usoro, all of Ikot Usekong, in Eket local government area.

“Investigation revealed that the principal suspect, Christiana Wilson on December 24, 2020 conspired with four others and abducted her step-son, one Edidiong Wilson, aged 19years to a nearby bush at Ikot Usekong, in Eket local government area where the victim was to death.

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“The suspects buried the deceased in the bush and later went back to exhume the decomposed body, cut-off the head and buried it separately on December 30, 2020 at about 7pm on the grounds that the ghost was disturbing them. They thereafter fled to Ondo state.

“In her confessional statement, the principal suspect, Christiana Wilson stated that sometime in the month of September 2020, she gave the sum of one hundred thousand naira being part of the proceeds she sold from her late husband’s vehicle to keep for her, but when she demanded the money from the deceased, he told her that he saved the money in a micro-finance bank in Eket and never returned same”.

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