Man in police net for killing mentally retarded son

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The police in Enugu have arrested one Mr. Ikechukwu Nwobodo for the murder of his son, 32-year-old Chika Nwobodo.

Also arrested were two members of a local vigilante that allegedly assisted him in committing the offence.

The incident happened at Ogbozinne-Ndiagu, Akpugo Community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Ikechukwu, a retired teacher, allegedly committed the act because his son was mentally challenged.

According to reports, the deceased was discharged from a psychiatric hospital on the night, the father allegedly conspired with some local security personnel to tie him up.

It was further learnt that the father allegedly hit his head with an iron rod, leaving him to bleed to death.

Confirming the incident, spokesman for Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement, said, three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, while the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death.

The statement reads: “Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the case of alleged conspiracy and murder of one Chika Nwobodo (male) at Ogbozinne-Ndiagu in Akpugo community of Nkanu West L.G.A, on 11/10/2021.

“Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing at the State CID Enugu. Further development will be communicated, please.”

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