The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested four suspects in connection with the killing of one Edidiong Wilson, a 19-year-old, in the Eket Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects, who include a woman, who fled to Ondo State, were arrested by operatives of the homicide section of the command, after an intelligence report.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, while parading the suspects said that the principal suspect, Christiana Wilson, cooperated with other suspects and kidnapped her stepson, Edidiong, to a nearby bush, in the state.
According to Amiengheme, the suspects beat the victim to death and buried him in the bush, but later went and dug up his decomposed body, cut off his head, and buried it separately on the pretext that his ghost was disturbing them.
The police commissioner said the principal suspect had in her confessional statement claimed that she gave the deceased the sum of N100,000 being part of the proceeds from the sales of her late husband’s vehicle for safekeeping.