June 13, 2012 – Man Butchers Neighbour, 2 Kids: Mob Sets Him, House Ablaze
A man suspected to be insane incurred the wrath of Ikot Ansa youths over the weekend when he invaded the home of a petty trader and slaughtered her and two of her children.
The man whose name was given as Edet Udoidung, a habitual marijuana smoker and local gin drinker, was said to have invaded 41, Joseph Mkpang Street at Ikot Ansa at about 2 pm with a machete with which he butchered Mrs. Glory Albert and her two children, Cecilia Albert aged 15 and Rita Albert aged 9.
According to an eyewitness, Albert allegedly left his house at 40, Joseph Mkpang and went into the next house, 41, Joseph Mkpang and killed the woman and her two kids.
“The woman did not go to her shop early that morning; she did some work on her garden and after that she decided to take a nap. She laid on her bed in the inner room and was sleeping while her kids were in the parlour when the man came in with a machete and began to hacked them.
“He first cut the girls and a boy and also went into the inner room where the woman laid and dealt her several machete cuts,” said our source.
While the woman and the two girls died from the cuts, Micah (boy) suffered machete cuts but survived and is currently receiving treatment at a hospital along Mayne Avenue, Calabar.
Our source added: “the shouts from the girls and the boy attracted people to the scene and when the youths saw the dismembered bodies of the lady and her daughters, “they were angry and went after the assailant who, after killing the victims, ran into his late father’s house and hid himself. They broke the door and set him and the house ablaze.”
The sister to the deceased, Nsaha Ukpong, told P.M.NEWS that the killer hailed from Ikono in Akwa Ibom State while her sister is a native of Calabar.
“My sister was doing her utmost to take care of the kids by engaging in petty trade and gardening and to be killed in such a brutal way is really terrible,” she said.
Several efforts to reach ASP Bassey Hogan, the State Police Command spokesman, were not successful as his, phone was switched off