A 53-year-old man, Edem Okon, on Tuesday, stormed an orphanage home, the Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network, CRARN Children Center in Eket, Akwa Ibom State to poison his son after he allegedly saw him (his son) in the dream trying to kill him.
Following the incident, the RRARN called on the government at all level to intensify the campaign against witchcraft superstition.
The man who had two of his sons under the care of the orphanage had come with hidden bread laced with poison made from a local berry called, Esere (Calabar beans).
Confirming the incident Sam Itauma, the head of CRARN said, “Okon came with the sole aim of killing one of his two sons under our care. His reason was owing to a dream he had in which his 6-year-old son, Elijah, purportedly came to stab him to death while he was sleeping in the night.”
He added that though the man has two sons in their care, he requested to go with one of them, but because they were skeptical about his motives they turned down his request.
He later requested to take his children out to purchase items for them in a nearby store.
When that too was rejected he became angry and charged at his son warning him not appear in his dreams with diabolical intent, otherwise he would kill him.