A 68-year-old Calabar man from Ibam Edet Community of Akwa Ibom State, identified simply as Ete Ibam, has was said to have died mysteriously, few weeks after raping his sister’s daughter.
According to those in the know, Ete Ibam who lived with his family in the Ori-Oke area of Ogudu, Lagos State, died on Thursday, November 5, just hours after he was taken back to the village after all medical treatment and tests could not decipher what the problem was with him.
A member of the Ibam Edet Social Club in Ogudu narrated how Ete Ibam met his death:
“Ete Ibam’s death is really a mystery but he led himself to such a gory death. What actually happened stemmed from the fact that he raped his sister’s 18 year-old daughter and the girl laid a curse on him.
“The mother of the girl lives in Ikorodu but the girl decided to leave home and go to Ogudu to live with her uncle. According to the girl, on the night of the incident, she was sleeping in the room when her uncle forcefully had sex with her while holding a knife to her throat.
“The girl then went Nude and poured curses on him and not up to a month, Ete Ibam fell sick.
“He started drying up and we took him to many hospitals but nothing was detected. It was at a church that a prophet said it was the curse the girl laid on him and she was told to remove the curse which she did.
“People from the village who heard what he had done, told him to come home and appease the gods but he refused until the sickness became worse and he was taken home but immediately he stepped into his father’s compound, he slumped and died,” the source said