Oghara, the ancestral home of former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, has been thrown into confusion following the alleged killing of an 85-year-old grandfather by his grandson who he shared his three bedroom mud apartment with.
He was said to have allegedly used an axe to hack his octogenarian grandpa to death after an argument with the deceased over his drinking habit. The 19-year-old suspect has since gone into hiding, having realised the enormity of his offence. The lifeless body of the deceased was discovered in the pool of his blood in his residence, according to a relative who pleaded not to be mentioned in print.
“The old man had just returned home from an outing when the suspect alleged, that his grandpa was under the influence of alcohol and about going for another round of drinking spree. So, the suspect sought to prevent the octogenarian from going out,” the source explained.
In the ensuing struggle, the suspect took an axe and hacked his grandpa to death. Consequently, he disappeared into the thing air before the arrival of sympathizers who trooped in to witness the gory incident. Sunday Sun gathered that the deceased had on several occasions raised the alarm over the spate of threats of attack by his grandson. He was quoted as saying that if any untoward event happens to him his grandson should be held responsible.
Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Celestina Kalu, could not, however, confirm the incident, saying her office was yet to receive any report of the incident.