BLOODY CHRISTMAS: Son hacks father, 60 to death in Enugu

Police arrest mother, 23, for dumping a day-old baby in Kebbi

A young man identified as Anselm Ugwoke killed his father on Christmas Day in Enugu during a heated argument.

The deceased is identified as Paulinus Ugwuoke, 60, from Imilike Agu in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state.

The spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command who confirmed the incident said the police were on the culprit’s trail.

It was gathered that on December 25, at about 10pm, Anselm Ugwuoke had engaged the father with his friends in a serious exchange of words over a yet to be established issue and later resulted in the alleged hitting of the father with an object which left him unconscious and later was confirmed dead thereby throwing the community into mourning mood.

It was further gathered that having noticed what has happened, Anselm and his friends took to their heels. A full scale investigations have commenced into the alleged incident while manhunt on Anselm and friends have been intensified Just as the Elder brother to Anselm one Sunday Ugwuoke has expressed grief and surprise over the death of their father as allegedly occasioned by his younger brother and friends.

“I ‘m still in shock over what has happened but i know that we will still get Anselm”, Sunday said.

The body of the deceased is now deposited in a nearby hospital for post mortem examinations.

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