A young man identified as Chisom Ogum has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force for allegedly killing his aged father and burying him in a shallow grave in Anambra State.
“On the 26/9/2020, at about 6:am, Police operatives attached to Umunze Division in collaboration with a local vigilante group arrested one Chisom Ogum ‘m’ aged 26years of Umuomaku Community in Orumba South LGA of Anambra State,” a statement by Haruna Mohammed, PPRO, Anambra State Police Command.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological father, one Christopher Ogum ‘m’ aged 70years 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.”
Meanwhile, police detectives visited the scene of the crime, photographed the victim, and took it to the mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor at Umunze general hospital.
Consequently, the offensive weapon used in perpetrating the offense was also recovered as an exhibit and the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, FDC, has ordered for the case to be transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation.