One Anselem Ugwuoke at Imilike Agu community in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State has been arrested by the Enugu state police command for killing his father, Paulinus Ugwuoke, on Christmas Day.
The Police said that about 10pm on the said day, Anselem Ugwuoke and some of his friends had a heated argument with his 60-year-old father at their family house.
Although the subject of the disagreement is unknown, it was learnt that the matter took an ugly turn when Anselm struck his father with an object.
Paulinus, the father, reportedly collapsed and became unconscious after he was hit. He later ‘gave up the ghost.’
However, after noticing that his father had died, Anselm, who is yet to be apprehended, reportedly took to his heels in company of his friends.
His elder brother, Sunday Ugwuoke, who expressed shock and sadness at the tragic incident, said Anselm would not get away with the crime.
Sunday, urging the police and other security agencies to ensure that Anselm was brought to book, said, “I am still in a state of shock over what has happened, but I know we will still get Anselm.”
The spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said the victim’s remains had been deposited in a mortuary, adding that an autopsy would be conducted on the corpse.
Amaraizu added that the police was on Anselm’s trail and equally investigating the incident.