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.”