- A young man identified as Ifeanyi Oguejiofor has killed his father with a knife and nearly stabbed his mum to death in Abatete community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The incident occurred on Saturday, barely one week after a man killed his four children, including his 18-year-old maid in Awada Obosi community of the local government.
According to his mother Josephine, who survived her own ordeal, the suspect-son has been demanding money from her and his father since Friday.
She explained that their inability to give him the money he requested for resulted in a sad event that claimed her husband’s life.
Ogueofor, 27, who is a commercial motorcyclist, has been arrested by the police while the Command has begun an investigation into the matter.
In another development, about 10 suspects were paraded at the Police Headquarters in Amawbia, for sundry crimes including child trafficking, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar, who paraded the suspects revealed that guns, money and charms among other items, were recovered from them.
He also used the occasion to issue a 21-day ultimatum to individuals, vigilante and neighbourhood watch groups, town union, hunters, and night watchmen among others who are in possession of all categories of prohibited firearms to surrender them.
The police commissioner hinted reporters that the declaration was a directive from the Inspector General of Police and that the State Command has set up a nine-man taskforce for the mop-up operation.
He further called on residents to support the police in their effort to protect the lives and property of the people of the state.
(Last Updated On: March 4, 2018)