Man kills father in Akwa Ibom for allegedly hypnotizing him in his dream

The dead allegedly appeared to him in a dream, mesmerised him, and then implanted a spell in his body, leading to the 25-year-old man’s arrest by Akwa Ibom state police for allegedly killing his 65-year-old father at their home in Edebom 1 village in Nsit Ibom LGA.

On January 3, the suspect who was displayed by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command admitted to the crime. In his words, “something like a tortoise would invade his body and he would become psychologically unbalanced anytime he was hypnotised by the departed.”

The suspect described how he carried out the heinous deed.

”My Father used a charm on me, he appeared in my dream and hypnotises me. Whenever he appears, something like a tortoise enters my body and I start to behave abnormally. I am a 25 years old farmer, I hit my father with my hand and he died”.

Speaking on the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, said the suspect’s mother reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of her son.

“Relying on a petition, dated 19th December 2022 from one Mrs Eno Friday Wilson of Edebom 1 village in Nsit Ibom LGA, about the murder of her husband one Friday Wilson Usanga ‘m’ age 65 yrs old of same address.

Operatives of Nsit Ibom Division arrested one Joseph Friday ‘m’ son of the deceased who killed his father by beating him to death, the suspect confessed to the crime and further stated that he dragged the lifeless body of his father to the road after beating him to death,” the police boss said

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