A 25-year-old man, Mfreke Aniefiok
Archibong, was yesterday paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly killing his father.
Archibong told reporters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, that the accident leading to the death of his father, Aniefiok, took place on Monday at Ikot Udo Nkan, Ibesikpo/Asutan Local Government.
Mfreke is the third child in a family of seven children, six boys and a girl.
He said on Monday when he got home he met his father quarrelling with his mother.
The suspect said he intervened, but his father tried to hit him with a bottle.
said, in annoyance, “I grabbed a firewood and hit my father on the right hand and he fell’’.
Mfreke said he left the house, only to come back to learn that his father was dead.
He said he regrets what happened, describing it as an accident, and pleaded with the government not to kill him.
Police spokesperson Cordelia Nwawe said the command would not tolerate any form of crime in the state.
She said the suspect would be charged to court when investigation is concluded.