An akwa-ibom girl has killed her uncle whim she said tried to rape her. The suspect from Ikot Udobang, Ukanafon in Akwa Ibom State killed her uncle in a uncompleted building.
Tina Rebecca Sunday 22, has been arrested by Enugu state police for killing Friday Matthew, 48, who is also from her clan.
How it happened
Rebecca said that on the fateful day at about 8.30p.m, she was alone, lying down expecting her uncle's 10-year-old son, Thankgod Friday whom she sent to buy sugar, that was when her uncle thought that she was sleeping and tried to rape her.
The girl immediately reacted then in a bid to resist the uncle, kicked him on his scrotum which angered the deceased and the fight turned violent. While the deceased was struggling with the girl she headed for a stone near the door which she used in hitting his cheek.
She claimed her uncle usually makes sexual advance towards her regularly.
“it was not my intention to kill him as I never intended to do so although, he has disturbed me sexually several times.”
Confirming the incident, SP Ebere Amaraizu Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer said
“The suspect further disclosed that following the hit of the stone on the cheek of the uncle, he fell down and became unconscious and later died,”
Amaraizu made mention that when the child of the deceased returned to meet the lifeless body of his father, Rebecca ordered him not to shout so as not to attract attention, promising to take care of the young boy.
“She immediately locked up the house and went away with the boy and dropped him at one of their aunt’s place and disappeared .When the police operatives of the New Haven Division command got the report, they swung into action swiftly and was able to arrest the escaping suspect who is now helping the operatives in their investigations. The suspect is now regretting her action and begging the police to forgive her as she never intended to kill the uncle”,