Raphael Ede, Enugu
Tragedy has struck the Ojinato community in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State as a middle age man locally known as ‘The Boy’ is alleged to have clubbed his father to death over “yet to be established issues,” says police.
The State Police Command, confirming the incident, stressed that investigations have commenced investigations into the incident.
In a statement, police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu, a Supreitendent of Police, disclosed on Tuesday that the incident took place on the afternoon of Friday 4th of May, 2018 at Ojinato in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu state.
According to Amaraizu, “On that fateful day, Nathaniel Chukwuemerie of about 83 years, said to hail from Ogidi in Idemili North local Government Area of Anambra State, but residing at Ojinato in Oji River Enugu, had allegedly met his death when his son, identified as ‘The Boy’, whose real name is yet to be established, had allegedly smashed his head with a pestle over a yet to be established issue(s).
“Following the development, victim was promptly rushed by sympathizers to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead just as the corpse is now deposited at the General Hospital morgue in Oji River.”
Amaraizu said, though the suspect has been arrested, information available to the police was that before the unfortunate incident the suspect had been mentally ill.
“… a source close to the place of the incident revealed that before the incident the suspect has been behaving abnormally, suggesting mental illness,” the PPRO said.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Oji-River Police Division have arrested two suspected vandals said to have specialized in electricity cable vandalism.
The suspects, who gave their names as Nwigwe Emmanuel and Onu Okechukwu, according the PPRO, were arrested following intelligence operations.
“The suspects who claim to hail from Isu in Ebonyi State were nabbed on May 4, 2018 through intelligence information with some quantities of cables, suspected to be electricity armoured cables, by the operatives of the Oji-River Division as they were allegedly taking it to the place where it would be sold.
“Meanwhile, a full scale investigation has commenced as suspects are already helping the operatives in their investigations in relation to their alleged nefarious activities.
“Items recovered from suspects are the armored cables,” Amaraizu said.