Mentally deranged man kills father, sets house ablaze in Enugu

A mentally deranged man In Enugu committed the most atrocious crime by murdering his father and nine other people before escaping.

A lunatic killed his father and 9 others

A mentally deranged man, Onyekachi Ugwu, in Ngelefi, Ehamufu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Tuesday, caused pandemonium in the sleepy community as he macheted nine people, including his own father, to death before setting his father's house on fire.

Reports from the area say Ugwu, carried out the horrific attacks in the early hours of the day after he was earlier declared wanted by the police over some offences he had committed.

It was gathered that the suspect had gone to the Ngelefi farm settlement in the night, when some members of the community were sleeping and hacked the victims, including an 18-months-old baby, to death with his cutlass, before escaping into the bush.

After murdering the people, he set his father's house on fire and the inferno consumed domestic animals, a motorcycle and other households.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amarizu, while confirming the incident, said that the police authority had begun intensive investigations, adding that the alleged murderer was suspected to have mental case.

“The search of the suspect is intensified by the combined team of the police and the Neighbourhood Watch group, who are combing bushes and hideouts in the area in order to stop further wrecking of havoc by the alleged mental suspect.

The mother of the suspect was lucky to have escaped the incident, as she would have been counted as one of the victims,” the police spokesman added.

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