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19-yr-old boy kills father, chases mother, siblings away

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

Nnewi—The Fegge Divisional Police, Onitsha, has arrested 19-year-old Joshua Uzochukwu Ezirim, for allegedly using a kitchen knife to stab his father, Mr. Sampson Ezirim, a book seller at Onitsha Main Market, to death.

A source revealed that late Ezirim, who is from Imo State, was stabbed more than 30 times by Joshua, his last son, after he chased away his mother and siblings from their flat and locked the doors.

The source said the incident happened on Saturday, and it was reported to the police by one Chimdike Ezirim, the suspect’s brother.
The suspect had been threatening the entire family before the incident.

The source added that DPO of Fegge Police Station, Mr. Rabiu Garba, deposited the corpse at St. Charles Boromeo Hospital, Onitsha, mortuary, while the DCO, James Etum, arrested the suspect as he was said to have locked himself and his father’s corpse in, before policemen used teargas to smoke him out.


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