A young lady has allegedly killed her biological mother and chopped her body into pieces in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Friday, a villager who witnessed the arrest told press.
John Edet, a student of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic said the incident occurred in Ikot Akpa Inyang in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.
He stated that Policemen from Ikot Ekpene station quickly arrived at the scene and apprehended the daughter who was made to carry the dismembered corpse of her mother.
The eyewitness added that the suspect was interrogated briefly by the police, however, she refused to utter any word. He said that the suspect was beaten by the villagers before the arrival of the policemen as she had some bruises on her face.
“She has not said anything to the police, not even her name. But the neighbors know her. She is just looking at people and acting as if she is not aware of what she has done,” Edet said.
“Some people said she cooked parts of her mother’s body and ate, but I did not enter the house to confirm because by the time I arrived there the police had sealed off the house.”
The Annang people in the olden days used to practice cannibalism, but with the introduction of Christianity and its acceptability, the barbaric practice slowly died a natural death.