A 40-year-old man, Anyanime Festus was arrested by the Cross River State Police Command for allegedly poisoning his twin daughters in Akampka Local Government Area of Cross River in Calabar. The father poisoned his children because he blamed them for the death of his parents.
The father was arrested by the Divisional Police Station, Akampka, and then transferred to Police Headquarters in Calabar.
The suspect allegedly gave his 11-year-old twin daughters a black substance mixed with acid, took them to a bush path and made them drink it. The substance which is believed to be poison, led to their death on January 10 and 11, 2017.
According to Vanguard, a source said:
An eyewitness, said that before one of the twins died, she revealed that their father had taken them to a bush path at Nyaghasan on a bike, brought out a black substance and gave to them to drink.
She said they both drank it, but because the substance was bitter, she refused the second portion, but her sister drank both portions that their father offered them.
She said the twin said after they took the poison, they started having stomach ache and complained to their father, who then pretended like he was going to get help for them but never returned for them.
The witness said.
“He had the belief because they confessed to him that they were witches. So he carried out the dastardly act to save his life first.”