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Son butchers father to death in Delta, attempts to kill mother 

Ufuoma, 28, who has now been arrested, was said to have used a cutlass to hack his father, an Anglican priest, to death...

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Son butchers father to death in Delta, attempts to kill mother 

Story from Uji A. ILIYASU 

A man identified as Ufuoma Umurie has killed his father, Rev. Isaac Umurie, in Delta State.

Ufuoma, 28, who has now been arrested, was said to have used a cutlass to hack his father, an Anglican priest, to death while he was asleep in the early hours of Wednesday.

The suspect was alleged to have chased his mother with the cutlass while she was attempting to save the life of her husband. She narrowly escaped unhurt.

The incident occurred at Okpare town in Olomu Kingdom, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State.

Neighbours said it was the second time that Ufuoma, alleged to be mentally unstable, would be attacking his late father, who is one of the reverends attached to St. John’s Anglican Church, Okpare-Olomu.

“This is the second time Ufuoma is attacking his father. The other time, he beat him, and members of the Okpare-Olomu vigilante held him, but the father pleaded that he should not be taken to the police station. We heard that he is mentally unstable,” a neighbour revealed.

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It was gathered that the suspect was apprehended and handed over to the police at the Otu-Jeremi Divisional Headquarters.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Delta Command, SP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect is in custody and would be prosecuted for the crime.

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