A mother, Mrs. Blessing Eno, on Tuesday, slaughtered her son in Yonen community, Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Eno claimed she was sent to do so by a “Spirit”.
The mother of two took a machete and cut off the head of her 11-month-old child.
An eyewitness who does not want to be named disclosed that it was her eight-year-old son who stumbled on the gory sight of his headless brother and a blood-drenched mother who raised the alarm that attracted neighbours to the scene of the crime.
The suspected killer has been detained by the police.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident, adding that it was a homicide case and the matter was being transferred to State CID, Homicide department for onward investigation.
“I learned about the matter yesterday ( Tuesday). You know it’s a homicide case, it will be transferred from Ugep to state CID, Homicide department for further investigation.
“It is quite unfortunate and devastating, already she is in protective custody, but the matter will surely be brought to Calabar,” Ugbo said.