A school teacher and father of three children, Mr Edet Umoren, on Monday gave insight into why he murdered the ten years old grand – daughter of his employer and proprietor of Favour Nursery and Primary School, Ijebu – Imushin, Ogun state, Pastor Joseph Olitoye.
Mr Edet Umoren, 52, a school teacher and father of three children, from Ikot – Epene in Akwa – Ibom state, beheaded Precious Olitoye, ten years old grand – daughter of his employer and proprietor of Favour Nursery and Primary School, Ijebu – Imushin, Ogun state, Pastor Joseph Olitoye, last Thursday at Esugbo, Itamerin near Ijebu-Ife, Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State, and also mutilated her remains.
Umoren allegedly killed her because of a longstanding salary arears allegedly owed him by Pastor Joseph Olitoye.
He told The Nation that what happened to him was “not an ordinary” thing, saying having come back to his senses, he has been unable to comprehend how he was impelled to kill a little child.
He said it was an attack from his family back home in Ikot – Epene, which allegedly unleashed “demonic spirits” that drove him into the uncharacteristic violence and murderous conducts.
”It is not an ordinary that I killed the girl afterall, they (she and her grandfather) have been provoking and attacking me verbally without me doing anything bad and never felt annoyed.
“I was actually going to the bush to fetch a cane for use in my class when I saw and I used the cutlass on her. I was not myself whwn I took the cutlass and killed her. I believe it is a spiritual attack from my family.
“I really regret the whole thing because I have my three children in my village, that is why I said it is not an ordinary when I came to back to my senses after the deed has been done,” Umoren rued.