Breaking News: I was on drugs when I killed my father’

Damian Duruiheoma,  Owerri

 

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly beat his 65-year-old father to death in Umuaro village in Ehime Mbano council area of Imo State

The man, Ikechukwu Munahawu, who slammed and killed his father, Mr. Patrick Munahawu with a broken bottle and spade, claimed to have been under the influence of drugs when he committed the heinous crime.

A local police officer at the Ehime Mbano Police Division, who would not want his name mentioned, said the deceased was hacked to death by his first son after he had an open confrontation with him.

It was also gathered from family sources that the assailant had a confrontation with his late father and slapped him before his younger siblings.

The siblings, The Nation learned, confronted him for assaulting their father, but he bolted away, escaping from the grip of his siblings.

He was said to have later laid ambush for his father, an ‘okada’ rider along the way and on sighting his father on his motorbike, he hit him with a broken bottle.

As if the initial attack was not enough, the suspect was also said to have sighted his father in the presence of som kinsmen and attacked him with a shovel, which caught the man on the neck, leaving him in the pool of his own blood.

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Mr. Munahawu was later taken to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where he was confirmed dead.

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