A youth, Anselm Ugwuoke, is currently on the run after killing his father, Paulinus Ugwuoke, 60, on Christmas Day, in Enugu State. The incident occurred in Imilike-Agu, a community in Udenu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday during Christmas.
PUNCH gathered that, at about 10pm on the fateful day, Anselm and some of his friends had a heated argument with his father at their family house. The subject of the disagreement is unknown, but PUNCH learnt that the matter took an ugly turn when Anselm struck his father with an object.
Paulinus, the father, reportedly collapsed, and became unconscious, following the development. He died shortly after receiving the fatal blow.
However, after noticing that his father had died, Anselm took to his heels, in company with his friends. The culprit is yet to be apprehended.
His elder brother, Sunday Ugwuoke, who expressed shock and sadness at the tragic incident, urged the police and other security agencies to ensure that Anselm was brought to book. He said Anselm would not get away with the crime. “I am still in a state of shock over what has happened but I know we will still get Anselm,” Sunday said.
The spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said the police were on Anselm’s trail. Amaraizu said the police were equally investigating the incident. He added that the victim’s remains had been deposited in a mortuary, adding that an autopsy was to be conducted on the corpse.