Man Allegedly Kills 70-Year Old Father in Anambra

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A 26- year old man, Chisom Ogum has been alleged to have killed his 70-year old father in Anambra, Nigeria.

It was gathered that Christopher Ogum, the father, was killed by his son Chisom with a shovel on Saturday, September 26 in Umuomaku in the Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.

Haruna Mohammed, the State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident and said the suspect has been arrested.

According to Mohammed, “On Saturday, about 6am police operatives attached to Umunze Division in collaboration with a local vigilante group arrested one Chisom Ogum(26) of Umuomaku Community in Orumba South LGA of Anambra State.

“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological father, one Christopher Ogum(70) of the same address with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave.

“The suspect attempted to escape before he was apprehended and beaten to stupor by an angry mob who equally forced him to exhume the corpse of his father from where he buried it.

The PPRO affirmed that the police had deposited the victim in the mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor at the Umunze General Hospital.

He stated that the “offensive weapon” used in perpetrating the offence was recovered as an exhibit.

He added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for discreet investigation.