24-year-old man beheads his aunt, buries her body in shallow grave in Cross River

24-year-old man beheads his aunt, buries her body in shallow grave in Cross River



The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old man, Christian Edem Eyo, who allegedly killed and beheaded his aunt in Calabar.



It was gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, June 23, along Inyang Street in Calabar South Local Government Area.



According to reports, the suspect killed the woman identified as Uduak Effiong, buried her body in a shallow grave in front of the compound, then took the head into his inner room where he had two graves, as well as a pit, and dumped it inside the pit.







It was gathered that Eyo, also known as Etteobong lives in a two-room apartment while Uduak and her two children lived in a separate apartment within the same compound.



A wítness, Grace Edem said it was a worshipper in a nearby church having an all-night prayer session who noticed when Christian was burying a headless body.



The church members raised alarm and invited a local vigilante group, who in turn immediately alerted the Mbukpa divisional police.



"Upon the arrival of the police team, Christian, the suspect, allegedly confronted them and macheted one personnel before he was overpowered and taken away.” the witness narrated.


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