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Son machetes father to death in Enugu

ENUGU— A 65-year-old man, Mr. Felix Atta, a native of  Umuonu Umuida community, Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State has allegedly been killed by his son.

The alleged murderer identified as one Ejiofor Atta, according to the police, used a machete to slaughter his father for reasons yet to be known.

He was said to have gone into hiding after committing the crime and security men and family members have commenced manhunt for him.

According to report, Ejiofor, about six years ago murdered his mother.

Vanguard gathered that the unfortunate incident took place at about 2 p.m on May 18 at Umuonu Umuida where the son of the deceased allegedly macheted his father who was believed to be about 65 years old to a state of unconsciousness.

The victim was, however, rushed to the General Hospital,  Ogrute Enugu Ezike where he was confirmed dead while his corpse was deposited at the hospital’s  mortuary.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, confirmed the incident, saying the command had already commenced investigation into the incident.

In a related development, the police said a 56-year-old-man had allegedly hung himself on a wall hanger in his room at Umuenachi Amalla Egazi in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Amaraizu said the victim who is said to be suffering from a partial stroke reportedly committed suicide in his room. He said the lifeless body was found hanging on the wall hanger at about 7.30a.m on May 21.

He said investigations had commenced into the incident while the body of the deceased had been deposited at Prince Eze Hospital Mortuary, Obollo Afor for post mortem examination.



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