Enugu State Police Command is currently trying to unravel the circumstances that led to the murder of a father and a mother by their sons in separate incidents in the Coal City. The two bizarre incidents occurred within a space of two days, Sunday, April 26, and Monday, April 27, 2015, in different parts of the state.
In the first incident, which took place on April 26, one Chijioke Onyeke reportedly murdered his father at Umuaina, Umuogboagu village, in Igboeze North LGA of the state. It was gathered that at about 6:30pm on that fateful day, Chijioke inflicted machete cuts on his father’s head after a quarrel that arose over a yet to be determined reason.
The elder Onyeke sustained severe injuries from the cuts, which prompted family members and neighbours, who were around when the incident occurred, to rush him St. Mary’s hospital, Ogurete, Enugu Ezike. But, unfortunately, he died at the hospital. The deceased’s corpse was deposited in the morgue of the General Hospital, Ogurute, Enugu Ezike, for autopsy.
However, Chijioke has been arrested, and he is presently in police custody.
In the other incident, one Chidi Agbo, of Ette Center in Igboeze North LGA of Enugu State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his mother to death over a yet to be identified reason. It was gathered that the deceased, identified as one Virginia Agbo, met her untimely death on April 27 after her son allegedly beat her up.
It was learnt that Virginia’s lifeless body was found lying on her bed after the son finished pummeling her.
The spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the two incidents on Wednesday [April 29], said Virginia’s body was also deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital, at Ogurute, Enugu Ezike. Amaraizu disclosed that the two suspects are helping the police in ongoing investigations.