I killed my daugh­ter af­ter ‘evil forces seized me’ – Sus­pect

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Dick­son S. Adama, Uyo

A 38-year-old man, Joseph Ibanga James from Ibi­aku-Ikot Udom in Ibiono Ibom Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Akwa-Ibom State, has con­fessed to killing his four-year-old daugh­ter, Glory James, say­ing it was due to mys­te­ri­ous forces.

James said at the Akwa-Ibom State Po­lice head­quar­ters, Ikot Ak­pan Abia, Uyo that the in­ci­dent hap­pened af­ter he ate a meal pre­pared by his mother and then sud­denly lost con­trol of his senses.

He said, “Some­thing just en­tered into me and urged me to kill my daugh­ter who was fast asleep af­ter I ate the meal pre­pared for me by my mother. I re­sponded im­me­di­ately and stran­gu­lated the girl. I then took her re­mains and buried her by the side of a river close to our house. It was af­ter I had done it that my eyes be­came clear and I be­gan to un­der­stand that I had com­mit­ted a griev­ous of­fence. As I got home, my mother asked me the where­abouts of the girl and I could not ex­plain. She alerted the neigh­bour­hood and the po­lice came to ar­rest me. Frankly, I don’t know what got into me.”

Speak­ing on the mat­ter, the Akwa Ibom State Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mur­tala Mani, said Ibanga com­mit­ted mur­der and would be charged to court.

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