Two sisters kill brother in Calabar

Two sisters (names withheld) have
been detained by the Police in Calabar, Cross
River State for allegedly hacking their eldest
brother, Kokoette Effiom Effiong, to death.

The two were alleged to have attacked Kokoette
with sticks and machetes in a fight which ensued following disagreement over the sharing of proceeds from the sale of their late father’s land at Akpabuyo.

The incident which happened, weekend, at Ikot
Nakanda, according to a family source, left the
deceased with deep machete cuts in the head
inflicted by the two sisters which led to his
death.

“The man had deep cuts in the head and arm
inflicted by Idak and Ikwo during a fight in the
bush behind our house,” Otop Idebe, Kokoette’s
cousin said.

“They claimed that their brother had made so
much money from the sale of their father’s land
while they were away and so when another
parcel was sold they demanded that the money
be shared equally among all the surviving
children and when their brother objected, they
were not happy which led to the fight.”

However, Idak one of the suspects, told
Vanguard: “On that fateful day, we were told
that Kokoete gave the names of three of us,
including one of our siblings, Efangha, to a
native doctor for money rituals.

“So when he came to our kitchen to cook
cocoyam, we warned him not to use our kitchen
again because we did not like sharing a kitchen
with any man, besides that he sold our father’s
land and had the gut to keep the money to
himself without giving us our share.”

Giving a graphic account of how the man was
killed, she said: “Kokoette insisted on using the
kitchen and a quarrel ensued and while still
exchanging words, Kokoette went to the toilet
in the bush behind the compound and Ikwo
followed him with a big stick and a machete.

After a short while, I heard Kokoette screaming,
so I ran to the place to stop them only to see
Ikwo using the machete on him.”
Ikwo, in her statement to the police, said
something different, noting that it was the
deceased that trailed her to the bush, where
she went to stool and they started a fight.

The suspects were arrested by the police in Ikot
Nakanda in Akpabuyo and transferred to the
state Criminal Investigation Department (CID),
Diamond Hill in Calabar.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the
command, Mr. John Imoh (DSP) said they would
be charged to court after the police had
concluded investigation on the matter.

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