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But for the intervention of elders in Umuajana Village, Umudioka Autonomous Community in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, a young man would have been lynched by the angry youths after he allegedly killed his own father and buried him in a shallow grave behind the family compound.

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According to the report, the old man had been missing for some days and a search party mounted for him took several days before a shallow grave was discovered in the back of the house on Sunday, March 6.

Traces of blood were said to have been found in the compound and it led to the man's room, lending credence that he must have been murdered and suspicion quickly fell on the son who lives with the father and had a frosty relationship with him.

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During interrogation, the son allegedly owned up to killing the father and burying him in the shallow grave. The youths wanted to lynch him but the elders prevailed on them and he was handed over to the police.

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