Police in Anambra has arrested a 26-year-old man, Chisom Ogum, for allegedly killing his father.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said the incident occurred on Saturday in Umuomaku in the Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.
According to Mohammed, “the suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological father, Christopher Ogum, aged 70 years, with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave.”
The police spokesman said 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.
He explained that police detectives had visited the scene of the crime and took the body to the mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor at Umunze General Hospital.
Mohammed added that the offensive weapon used in perpetrating the offense was also recovered as an exhibit, just as he said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID, Awka for discreet investigation.