– Monarch appeals for calm!
The Ugep community in Yakurr Local Government Area, Cross River Central, is still in shock after a young woman, identified to www.calitown.com as Blessing Eno, yesterday, butchered her 11-month old baby boy to death in very mysterious circumstances.
Investigations by www.calitown.com revealed that the mother of two boys, suspected to be mentally challenged, took out a matchet and cut off the head of the baby, claiming that the child was disturbing her. Her eight year old son who stumbled on the gory sight of a beheaded brother and a blood drenched mother, raised alarm that attracted neighbours to the scene of the crime.
A bloody mob response was however averted by the timely intervention of the local monarch and police, who quickly arrested the lady and placed her under protective custody, before ferrying her out of Ugep, when it was becoming increasingly possible that the mob, that had converged at the police station may take laws into her hands.
The distraught husband of the lady lamented loudly and in tears at the tragedy that had befallen him. He was seen clutching onto his surviving son as relatives, friends and neighbours consoled him.
Meanwhile, the Obol Lopon of Ugep and Paramount Ruler of Yakurr LGA, HRM. Obol Ofem Ubana Eteng, has expressed shock at this gory incident but appealed for calm, promising that he is convinced that the police will thoroughly handle the matter. “I had to immediately convene a meeting with my subjects at the main square because even though what happened has desecrated the land, I had to ensure that further bloodshed was averted. We appealed directly to young people in Ugep, to tow the path of peace and rational thought in the face of this heinous crime and they positively responded. We are in shock but we are calm and have left this matter in the hands of the police, I can assure you that there will be no reprisal action because we must remain law abiding”, the monarch told www.calitown.com over the phone, early this morning.
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