Police in Enugu are investigating the alleged killing of a father by his son at Ojinato, a community in the state.  Enugu State Police Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday confirmed the incident happened on May 4.

Though the name of the suspect is still unknown but the deceased identified as Pa Nathaniel Chukwuemerie, 83, who hailed from Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra.

The statement further explained that Chukwuemerie, who resides at Ojinato community in the state, “met his death when his  yet-to-be identified son smashed his father’s head with pestle over a yet to be established issue.’’

Although the victim was rushed by sympathizers to a nearby hospital but he was confirmed dead by a doctor, and the corpse was subsequently deposited at the Oji River General Hospital morgue.

“The suspect has been nabbed although information from a source closer to the place of the incident revealed that before the incident that the suspect had been behaving abnormally suggesting mental illness.’’

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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