The Anambra State Police Command said Saturday its officers had commenced an investigation into the alleged killing of one Mr. Godwin Ezeofor by his son, Chigorom Ezeofor.
The command spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, said in a statement in Awka that the police would soon unravel the circumstances that led to the killing.
Mohammed said the incident occurred at about 8:00 a.m., at Umuezegoro Kindred, Unuchiana village, Ekwulobia, Aguata local government area of the state on Saturday.
According to him, the matter was reported at the Aguata Police Station by one Mr. Timothy Ezeofor, the younger brother of the deceased.
He said: “Today, April 25 at 9:45 a.m., one Mr. Timothy Ezeofor of Umuezegoro Kindred Unuchiana Village reported at Aguata Police Station that at about 8:00 a.m., of the same day, his elder brother namely Godwin Ezeofor, 70 years of the same address was allegedly murdered by his son, one Chigorom Ezeofor aged 37 years of the same address using an axe.
“The complainant added that the suspect has been mentally ill for the past eight years.”
Mohammed said following the report, police operatives attached to Aguata Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Ayeni Oluwadare mobilized to the scene and took the photograph of the victim.
The command spokesman said the deceased was later certified dead by a medical doctor in an undisclosed hospital while the corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
According to him, the axe was recovered as exhibit while the suspect, who “looked insane” was arrested and taken to the station for a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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