The suspect, along with his friend, dragged the corpse of his aunt into the bedroom. They cooked, ate their fill, and passed the night in the house……
Daniel Michael Edet, 19, a student from Idoro in Uyo LGA, killed his aunt, Glory Edet Ebere, 44.
The suspect, who used to live with his aunt one day disappeared without notice. Months later, after nothing was heard of him, he returned home June 11th, saying he wanted to return home.
His aunt, who lived alone, was having none of that as she told him he was no longer welcomed in her house, saying he should go back to wherever he was coming from.
Daniel then asked for money to go back and the aunt said she had no money to give him. A quarrel ensued and Daniel attacked his aunt. He stabbed her multiple times, killing her.
He then stole her car keys, locked her corpse inside the house and left.
Later Daniel returned to the home with his friend, one Ekemini Effiong James ,and together they dragged the corpse of his aunt into the bedroom. They cooked, ate their fill, and passed the night in the house.
Narrating how they were caught, Akwa Ibom Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Mike Okoli, said when neighbours noticed the two boys at the house with no sign of the woman for days, they became suspicious.
When the two boys tried to get rid of the body, a vigilant neighbour accosted them which led to their arrest.
Upon investigation, Daniel admitted to killing his aunt alone. He said – “Ekemini Effiong James did not kill, but was aware since he slept in the same room.”
The suspects will soon appear in court.