The police has confirmed the murder of a 70 year old man, Christopher Ogum by his 26-year-old son, Chisom Ogum in Umuomaku in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The suspect reportedly ran amok in a yet to be ascertained circumstance before attacking the father with a shovel.
He was said to have buried the corpse in a shallow grave.
It was gathered that the suspect attempted to escape before he waz apprehended and beaten to stupor by angry mob, who forced him to exhume the corpse from where he buried it.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect had been arrested.
He said “offensive weapon” used in perpetrating the offence was recovered as exhibit.
According to Mohammed, “On Saturday, at about 6am, police operatives attached to Umunze Division in collaboration with local vigilante group ,arrested one Chisom Ogum (26) of Umuomaku Community in Orumba South LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstances yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological father, one Christopher Ogum (70) of same address with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave.
The Police had deposited the victim in morgue for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor at the Umunze General Hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered for the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.”
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