A bricklayer known as Monday Effiong who hailed from Mbiakpan Atan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been sentenced to life imprisonment for beating his 68-year-old father to death.

The 39-year-old man on Tuesday was found guilty of the offence by Akwa Ibom State High Court presided over by Justice Bassey Nkanang.

The accused allegedly beat his father over the allegations that he was a Wizard and responsible for his wife’s inability to conceive.

It was also reported that after getting a complaint from his wife against her father-in-law.  He punched his father with deadly blows and pushed him to the ground.

The prosecution told the court that even when a neighbour carried the sexagenarian into his room, the convict locked up the door to his father’s room and returned the following day, with a patent medicine dealer, only to find the father dead in the room.

The Court resolved the issue in favour of the prosecution and convicted Monday Effiong Akpan for murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment