Father tied and burn son to death for stealing N500 in Akwa Ibom
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Tuesday had arrested one Idorenyin Essien, 35, from Afia Nsit in Eket Local Government Area of the state for setting his son ablaze on Friday, August 30th, 2019.
According to a Community leader in Afia Nsit, Mr Effiong Okon who confirmed that Essien’s son stole N500 from one of their neighbours to buy food and when his father returned, the neighbour reported the matter to him.
The Father quickly paid the money, scolded his son and later sent the boy to buy kerosene which he used to set him ablaze. The boy was rushed to hospital, but he died in the process and the community alerted the police, who arrested Essien.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed this in an interview with journalists in Eket, said the man was arrested at his residence in the community.
Macdon said the command would not hesitate to charge the suspect.