An Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, the State capital, has sentenced one Effiong Philip, a 39-year-old bricklayer Mbiakpan Atan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Council to life Imprisonment for beating his 68-year-old father to death.
The presiding judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang said it was established that the convict beat his father to death over the allegation that he was a wizard and was responsible for the inability of his wife to get pregnant.
In a charge of murder between the State against Monday Effiong Philip, the prosecution told the Court that the convict, had on 27th May, 2017, upon the complaint of his wife against her father in-law, “gave fist blows to his father and pushed him, whereupon he is said to have fallen down.”
The prosecution said that even when a neighbour carried the victim into his room, the convict locked up the door to his father’s room and returned the following day, with a patent medicine dealer, only to find the father dead in the room.
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