Police operatives in Calabar, Cross River State have arrested twin sisters, Ikwo Effiong and Idak Effiong, for allegedly killing their elder brother, Kokoette Effiong, over an family inheritance.
The suspects were said to have matcheted Kokoette to death after accusing him of selling their late father’s land located at Ikot Nakanda in Akpabuyo Local Government Area and refusing to give them their share of the money.
The suspects lured their elder brother out of the house to a lonely path before descending on him with machetes, according to a family member, Otop Idebe.
Idebe said: “He sold their father’s land at Ikot Nakanda and decided to keep all the proceeds without giving part of the money to other family members and this angered the twins, who decided to attack him with matchets.
“The twins claimed that their elder brother had earlier sold a part of the land for a huge sum and did not give them anything from it and the second sale without sharing the money with them. They said the pain was too much for them to bear and so had to make him pay with his life.
“The girls said they first appealed to him (the deceased) to share the money with them and when he refused, they enticed him out of the house and attacked him and gave him severe cuts on his head and arms, leaving him to bleed to death.”
Meanwhile, the Cross River Police Command’s spokesperson, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident, saying the suspects are in police custody.