By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
A 23-year-old, Akaninyene Sunday Isaac, has been accused of the murder of his 55-year-old mother, Christiana Sunday Isaac.
The incident happened at Oruk Uso Otoro village in Abak LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, said the suspect, who was arrested on October 11, 2023, confessed to the crime and would soon be arraigned in court.
According to family sources, food was the cause of the altercation between the mother and the child, resulting in the death of the former.
The deceased was said to have starved the young man for three days.
Isaac usually requested money from his mother, who always granted his request, but on that fateful day, she denied him his request, saying there was no money.
A relative explained that the mother’s refusal infuriated Isaac, who used a machete to attack her, which led to her death before she could get medical attention, adding that the corpse had been deposited in the mortuary.