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  • Updated: November 30, 2022

Woman Beheads Baby In Cross River, Saved From Angry Mob

A woman almost met her waterloo on Tuesday after beheading her 11-month-old son in Yonen community of Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The mother of two cut off her baby's head with a machete, sparking anger in the community as an irate mob descended on her to exert their form of justice.

However, the timely intervention of the police stopped the angry mob in its tracks as the woman was immediately taken into protective custody.

Speaking on the bizarre incident, the Obol Lopon of Ugep and Paramount Ruler of Yakurr, Obol Ofem-Ubana Eteng, called for calm as an investigation by the police commences.

“I immediately convened a meeting with my subjects because even though what happened has desecrated the land, I had to ensure that further bloodshed was averted.

“We appealed directly to young people in Ugep to tow the path of peace and rational thought in the face of this heinous crime and they positively responded.

“We are in shock, but we are calm and have left this matter in the hands of the police.

“I assure you that there will be no reprisal action because we must remain law-abiding”, he stated.

The Cross River Police Command spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the arrest of the suspect on Wednesday, adding that the case has been transferred to Ugep to the homicide department for proper investigation.

“It is quite unfortunate and devastating, already she is in protective custody, but the matter will surely be brought to Calabar", she added.

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