A man believed to be mentally challenged, has thrown the sleepy community of Uduku Ettam Okpitumo, in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State, into total confusion as he allegedly murdered his aged father because he considered the man to be too old to continue living.
Son murders father for being too old
A young son has murdered his father because the man was tool old.
According to eye witnesses, the young man simply identified as John, is said to have killed his father, Ikor Itumo, then proceeded to behead him and took the lifeless body of his late father to Edukwu Unwu-essa playground in the area, as a mark of heroism for the entire community to see.
Sources report after news of John’s dastardly act went round the community, a search party led by youths in the area was immediately conducted leading to the discovery of the cutlass the suspect used.
The suspect was later apprehended by the youths and handed over to the police for interrogation into the circumstances that led to the death of the deceased.
Meanwhile the suspect who apparently doesn’t see the crime in what he did, reportedly said:
"My father had become older than my late grandfather, therefore he deserved to be killed. He was no more useful to the society because of his old age."
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