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Heartless Father Who Burned Son To Death For Stealing N500 From Neighbour Arrested!

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Heartless Father Who Burned Son To Death For Stealing 500 Naira From Neighbour In Eket Akwa Ibom State Arrested!

Police in Akwa Ibom state have arrested one Idorenyin Essien, who allegedly doused his son with kerosene and burnt him to death. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that incident happened at Afia Nsit community in the Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

The spokesman of the command, DSP. Mac-Don Achibe, confirmed the development while speaking with newsmen in Eket on Tuesday. He said that the incident, which occurred on Aug. 30, was reported to the police by Essien’s neighbours.

Achibe said the suspect would be charged to court after police investigation.

Sources at Afia Nsit told reporters that Essien, 35, burnt his son to death for allegedly stealing N500 from a neighbour’s house to buy food.

According to people familiar with the development, Essien sent the minor to buy kerosene, which the son did. It was learnt that the father tied the boy with a rope, doused him with the kerosene and set him ablaze.

Sources said the boy was rushed to hospital but later died. (NAN)



  1. Faith Nbodo

    September 3, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    He deserves no mercy let him be burned to death also

  2. Nnenna

    September 4, 2019 at 5:57 AM

    If this man has never stolen from anyone whether directly or indirectly since his entire life , he should cast the stone

  3. DB

    September 4, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Poverty is a curse. People stealing 500million or even 5billion are given a hug by the poor while the poor kills his own because of N500 and hunger. The sad story of the poor

  4. Mon

    September 5, 2019 at 4:10 AM

    That man has a mental problem, rip to the boy.

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