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Man, 26, allegedly kills father with shovel in Anambra

Anambra State police command has arrested a 26-year-old man, Mr Chisom Ogum, for allegedly killing his 60-year-old father with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave at Umuomaku Community in Orumba South local government area of the state.

In a statement, the Command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect was arrested on the 26/9/2020, at about 6:am by Police operatives attached to Umunze Division in collaboration with local vigilante group in the area.

He said the suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstances yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological father one Christopher Ogum ‘m’ aged 70years of same address with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave.

The suspect attempted to escape before he was apprehended and beaten to stupor by an angry mob who equally forced him to exhume the corpse of his father from where he buried it.

Meanwhile, police detectives visited the scene of the crime, photographed the victim and took it to the mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor at Umunze general hospital.

Consequently, the offensive weapon used in perpetrating the offence was also recovered as an exhibit and the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang, has ordered for the case to be transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation.

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