Two middle-aged men have been arrested by the Police in Igbo- Eze Local Government area of Enugu state, for allegedly and brutally killing their parents in separate incidents.
While Chijioke Onyeke murdered his father at Umuogboagu in Igbo-Eze, one Chidi Agbo sent her mother to the grave at Ette community, also in the council area.
The two rural communities have since been thrown into confusion and mourning. It is not yet clear what led to the separate incidents, but the police have swung into action to attempt to get to the root of the matter.
But a source in the sleepy village of Umuogboagu hinted that Chijioke had returned home on the ill-fated day and descended on his father with a matchet, giving him several cuts on the head.
Police spokesman in Enugu State Police command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, who confirmed the incident, said “the cuts gave severe injury on the head of the deceased.
“He was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital, Ogurute for medical attention, where he was also confirmed dead.
Ebere Amaraizu further said: “Meanwhile, the dead body of the deceased is now deposited at the General Hospital mortuary Ogurute, Enugu Ezike for autopsy while the suspect, having been arrested, is helping the operatives in their investigations”.
In the case of Chidi Agbo who was alleged to have butchered his own mother to death at Ette, also in Igbo-Eze council area, Amaraizu confirmed that the young man has been arrested and was already assisting the police authorities in unravelling the circumstances that led to the alleged murder.
Chidi Agbo beat the deceased, Mrs. Virginia Agbo, to death inside her room.
Amaraizu said: “The suspect is helping the police in their investigations while the dead body of the deceased is now deposited at the General Hospital Mortuary at Ogurute, Enugu Ezike, Enugu State”, the police spokesman disclosed.