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Xmas Tragedy Son kills father on Christmas Day in Enugu

A young man has been declared wanted after killing his own father.

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The sleepy community of Imilike-Agu in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State was thrown into confusion and mourning when a young man, Anselm Ugwuoke, butchered his own father, Paulinus Ugwuoke, 60, on Christmas Day, December 25, 2015.

The murderer who is said to be on the run after he committed the dastardly act, had gotten into an argument with his father and some of his friends at about 10pm on the fateful day, and in the heat of the argument, he reportedly struck his father with a machete.

The father reportedly fell to the ground and became unconscious, and before he could be rushed to to a hospital, he had given up the ghost.

After noticing that he had killed his father, Anselm took to his heels, in company with his friends and has yet to be seen.

His elder brother, Sunday Ugwuoke, expressing shock and sadness at the tragic incident, urged the police and other security agencies to ensure that Anselm was brought to book.

“I am still in a state of shock over what has happened but I know we will still get Anselm,” Sunday said.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the development, stating that the police were on the culprit's trail.

He added that the victim’s remains had been deposited in a mortuary, adding that an autopsy was to be conducted on the corpse.

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