By Chinenyeh Ozor
Enugu—A secondary school teacher in Ukpata community, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State has allegedly killed his 83-year-old uncle over an age-long disputed parcel of land in the community.
The teacher, identified as Daniel Ekemezie (aka Bakassi), father of two, who teaches Mathematics at Ukpata Community Secondary School in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area was alleged to have gone to the house of his uncle, Patrick Odoh, at about 8pm on that fateful day on the pretext that he wanted to discuss with him, only to tie his mouth with cloth and dragged him to Ofiakputu forest where he tied him to a tree for five days till he died.
Ekemezie, who is currently helping the police, on interrogation, admitted to committing.
Vanguard gathered that Ekemezie, having noticed that his uncle had died, hurriedly buried him in a shallow grave.
Enugu State police spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said the decomposed body of the deceased had been recovered from the shallow grave in the forest.
Amararaizu noted that Ekemezie pleads with the son of his late uncle to forgive and take the land as he recently lost his wife and was left alone with two kids to care for. He said that investigations has
since commenced in full scale, pointing out that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.