A 24-year old man has reportedly slaughtered and set his 64-year old father ablaze for allegedly killing his mother in Abube-Uno community, Nando, in Anambra East local government area of Anambra state.
According to report, the man identified as Abuchi Onuorah, trailed the deceased, Mr Onyiauke Onuorah, to his room and murdered him before his corpse was dragged outside and burnt.
A resident of the area, who pleaded to be anonymous noted that Abuchi killed his father for allegedly instigating the death of his 51-year old mother, Okwundu Onuora.
The resident said, “Onyiauke threatened his wife that if she went for their daughter’s ‘Omugwo’ at Nteje, she would not come back alive.”
“But the woman went against her husband’s directive. During the visit, she was struck by a mysterious stroke and died two days later.”
According to him, the woman had revealed to her children how their father threatened to kill her spiritually if she dared to visit their sister that put to bed.
“So, when she eventually died and the message got to her children, one of her sons, Abuchi, dashed to their father’s room, dismembered him with a cutlass and poured fuel on his charred remains and set it on fire,” he sobbed.
Abuchi was said to have fled the community before the arrival of police operatives, who reportedly parked the deceased burnt body parts and whisked it away.
Meanwhile, the Police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Muhammed, said he was not aware of the development.