Okokon’s house…Photo Credit: Punch
A woman, Mrs. Ita Okokon, aka, Eka Isaac, at Atai Obio Offot, Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, has killed her 15-year-old son, Isaac Okokon, after a minor disagreement.
Isaac, an SSS II pupil of Offot Ukwa Secondary School, Obiofot, Uyo, was said to have died on Friday following a machete injury his mother inflicted on him.
According to a neighbour Miss Ekaette Effiong who narrated the story, when the mother beat Isaac, he retaliated instead of running away as a sign of respect.
Effiong added that Isaac hit his mother so hard that the woman fell to the ground.
“When Isaac hit his mother that hard, the woman felt humiliated. When she got up, she went inside the house and brought out the machete. She chased her son with the machete, but when she could not get him, she threw the machete at him, which cut through his body,” she said.
Effiong stated that neighbours, friends, relatives, and the mother rushed Isaac to a hospital where he died.
The mother was said to have fled Atai Obio Offot when she discovered that Isaac had died.
All attempts to reach out to Isaac’s father or other relatives proved abortive. Other tenants in the house where they live also refused to speak with our correspondent on the issue.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa Ibom State Command, Mr. Etim Dickson, confirmed the incident.
He said the police had yet to uncover the whereabouts of the woman.
He said, “For now nobody has given us information about the whereabouts of the woman. We have sent in some detectives around the area to look for possible clues that can lead to the arrest of the woman.”