Fear gripped the people of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State as a middle-aged woman was alleged to have gruesomely killed and sliced her mother into pieces like an animal.
Mary Imewe alleged to have butchered her mother, Eka Ime, on Friday, November 27 has been arrested by the state police command.
Before the arrival of policemen, some elders in Umoh Obot Road off Nto Akpan Inyang Street community, the scene of the bizarre incident, had compelled Mary to have packed her mother’s ‘spare parts’ into a bowl, carried on her head and walked round the community.
Thereafter, the suspect was tied and bundled into the waiting police van with bowl of sliced human parts beside her.
According to eyewitnesses, when the police came to arrest her, the suspect also known as ‘Mummy’ reportedly told them to take her away as she does not care.
“She said it herself that she don’t care. Elders of the community made sure she carried her dead mother’s body on her head which she butchered into pieces,” a witness revealed.
Akwa Ibom Police and Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, November 27, said the suspect is in custody and investigations are ongoing on the case.
Macdon said no right minded individual would slaughter her own mother in such a gruesome manner, noting that the police would have to get medical personnel to certify her state of mind before she is charged to court.
“That story is true. She butchered her mum. We are suspecting that she is not of sound mind but we do not have any medical capacity to say so. Medical personnel will have to determine if she is of sound mind or not. If not, which right minded, thinking individual will kill her own mom by butchering her?” he stated.
“As I speak, we have her in custody. We have gathered the corpse of the mom and deposited it in the mortuary. By the time we ascertain her state of mind, we will charge her accordingly. We have conducted preliminary investigations and more discreet investigations is on the way and she will be charged to court immediately after that,” he added.