By Suoyo Ekubo
A mother of two identified as Mrs. Blessing Eno has killed her 11 months old son in Cross River
The woman claimed she was asked to perpetrate the act by “spirits.” The tragic incident occured on Tuesday in Yonen community ,Ugep , Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River.
It was gathered that the mother took out a matchet and cut off the head of the baby, claiming that the child was disturbing her and a spirit instructed her to slaughter the boy.
An eyewitness revealed that it was her eight year old son who stumbled on the gory sight of his headless brother and a blood drenched mother who raised the alarm that attracted neighbours to the scene of the crime.
However, the timely intervention of the police, who immidiately took the lady into protective custody, before ferrying her out of Ugep averted an angry mob from extra judicially killing her at the station.
Meanwhile, the Obol Lopon of Ugep and Paramount Ruler of Yakurr LGA, HRM. Obol Ofem Ubana Eteng, has expressed shock over the tragic incident while calling for calm.
The Monarch also, assured the people that he was certain that the police will handle the matter professionally to a logical conclusion.
On his part , a Child rights activist and Principal Counsel Basic rights Council Initiative BCRI, James Ibor Esq said there was no doubt the lady in question was mentally unstable.
He said when properly examined, her true state of mind would be ascertained.