Friday, 12 February 2016

A 25-year old man, Mfreke Effiong, from Ikot
Akpainyang Asutan village, in the 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 during which Mfreke picked up a
plank and hit his father on the head.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Cordelia
Nwawe, said on Thursday that the murder suspect
had confessed to the crime.
“The young man murdered his father by using a
plank to hit him on his head; the young man will be
charged to court after investigation,” she said.
Mfreke confessed that when he came back from
the farm; he met his parents quarrelling and got to
know that his father was the cause.
He stated that when his father knew that he
(Mfreke) was around, he came out from the room
and threw a bottle at him and used the plank to hit
him.
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 to and met my father and mother quarrelling.
“I asked my mother what the problem was and she
told me. My father came out and saw me; he threw
a bottle at me and hit me with a plank. I was
annoyed and I took the same plank and hit him
back; he slumped and the next thing I heard was
that he was dead.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Murtala Mani, has inaugurated a new uniform for
the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad.
He said the rebranding of FSARS was the initiative
of the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase,
to reposition the unit for effective performance.
He added that FSARS operatives in the state had
been foiling kidnapping and armed robbery.
He urged the operatives to be committed to their
duty and stop criminals from having their ways in
the state.
He said, “I appreciate all of you. Make sure
criminals do not have any place to hide in Akwa
Ibom State. Double your efforts to achieve zero
tolerance for crime.”
Mani also commended five policemen from his
command who received ‘Certificate of Courage’ for
outstanding performance.
He urged them to see the certificates as motivation
to spur them to do their best for the command in
combating crimes in the state.

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