Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 60-year-old man, Ikechukwu, for allegedly killing his son , who he alleged threatened to kill him over issues yet to be ascertained.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday when argument ensued between the father of four and his 32-year-old son at home in Ogbozinne-Ndiagu Akpugo community, in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
When the argument became intense, the father reportedly placed a distress call to the chairman of Ogbozinne village, claiming that his son threatened to kill him.
In a bid to salvage the situation, the village chairman, the community Chief Security Officer and his team were said to have rushed to Ikechukwu’s house with the intention of rescuing him.
According to PUNCH, a source said when the group got to the house around 2am on Thursday, Ikechukwu’s son warned them against entering the compound.
“After a while, Ikechukwu, who said he was held hostage by his son, came out and opened the gate. He asked the CSO and his men to tie the deceased till morning so his son would not kill him. However, while the security men were tying the boy, the father used an axe to cut his back.
“The chairman and the security men later left the house after the deceased had been tied and dumped on the ground. Unfortunately, by morning, Ikechukwu called the community members that his son had died and that they should come and bury him,” the source added.
Another source said the community members refused the request, as Ikechukwu threatened to employ labourers to dig a grave and get the police to supervise the burial.
“Unfortunately for him, when he went to the Agbani Police Division to get policemen to supervise the burial, leaders of the community stormed the station and reported the incident and he was subsequently detained,” the source said.
Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident said, “Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the case of alleged conspiracy and murder. Investigation is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu State.
“The father of the deceased, the chairman of the community and the CSO are helping the police in their investigation.”
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