Cross River: Police parade man who killed mother over hardship 

The Cross River state Police command has paraded 29-year-old Idara Aniefiok Amos, who allegedly killed his mother, Ekaette Aniefiok Amos, for being responsible for his worsening economic condition.

 Parading the suspect in Calabar, Thursday, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Gyogon Grimah, said Amos, who also set their residence at No. 22 Asuquo Asuquo Street, Calabar South, ablaze, would be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.

“The mother, Ekaette ‘f’ age 62yrs escaped from the burning house unhurt, but the suspect used an iron hoe to hit his mother on the head. Victim died on the way to hospital. The suspect claimed that his mother is responsible for his problems,” he stated.

In an interview, the suspects claimed that something strange pushed him into the act, adding, “I actually cannot explain what caused me to do it. For the last few months, my life has turned upside down, but I cannot explain anything now.”

The commissioner also disclosed that the last Valentine celebration in Cross River was not without bloodshed as one Amber Ubung, 30 years old, brutally butchered his girl friend for failing to visit him for the Valentine rendezvous after she was mobilised financially.