By Tony Edike
ENUGU-Tragedy struck at Ugwuoba in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State at the weekend when an Indian hemp smoker axed his father to death for advising him to desist from taking hard drugs.
The deceased, Mr. Christopher Onu was attacked by his son, Ikenna Onu at his home in Aguabosi village in Ugwuoba community in a gruesome manner throwing the entire village into morning.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the deceased who was a farmer, had shortly after returning from farm on July 4, 2014 called his son, Ikenna, to his room where he advised him to desist from smoking weeds believed to be indian hemp in order to avoid ruining his life.
Angered by his father’s wise counsel, Ikenna who was suspected to be under the influence of the hard drug, allegedly picked up an axe and cut his father’s head open.
The old man was said to have slumped immediately and bled to death.
The police spokesman said that the suspect was arrested and now being detained at the Criminal Investigations Department of the State Police Command in Enugu.
He said that investigations had commenced into the gruesome murder of the farmer whose corpse had been deposited at General Hospital mortuary Oji River for autopsy.