Man nabbed for axing father to death in Anambra


Anambra State Police Command said they have arrested a 37-year old man, Chigorom Ezeofor for allegedly killing his father in Unuchiana village, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Saturday, said the suspect, said to be mentally ill, allegedly murdered the deceased with an axe.

He said, “Today 25 April 2020 at about 9:45 am, one Mr Timothy Ezeofor ‘m’ of Umuezegoro Kindred Unuchiana Village reported at Aguata Police Station that at about 8:am of the same day, his Elder Brother namely Godwin Ezeofor ‘m’ Aged 70years of the same address was allegedly murdered by his son, one Chigorom Ezeofor ‘m’ aged about 37 years of the same address using Axe.

“The Complainant added that the suspect has been mentally ill for the past eight years.

“Following the report, Police Operatives attached to Aguata Division led by the DPO CSP Ayeni Oluwadare mobilised to scene, the victim was photographed and rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead by a medical doctor and corpse deposited at the Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“Meanwhile, exhibit recovered and the suspect who “look insane” was arrested and taken to the station for the discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”


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