64-year-old man killed, set ablaze by son

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 27 April 2019 | 1,133 times

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•Anambra PPRO Mohammed Haruna

A 64-year-man has been killed and set ablaze by his 24-year-old son for allegedly killing his mother in Abube-Uno community, Nando, in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The man, whose name was given as Abuchi Onuorah, was said to have trailed the deceased, Mr. Onyiauke Onuorah, to his room, where he killed him before setting his corpse ablaze in the compound.

A resident of the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the deceased was killed by his son for allegedly masterminding the death of his 51-year-old estranged wife, Okwundu Onuora.

According to the source, the deceased allegedly used diabolical powers to inflict disease on the wife for flouting his instructions against visiting their daughter, Nede, after delivery.

His words: “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 instruction. During the visit, she was struck by a mysterious stroke and died two days later.”

“Before her death, 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 cutlass and poured fuel on his charred remains and set it on fire.”

It was gathered that Abuchi fled the community before the arrival of police operatives, who reportedly parked the deceased’s burnt body parts and went away with it.

News Express learnt that the deceased’s kid brother, Okechukwu Onuorah, was arrested by the police when they could not lay hands on the principal suspect.

Though the chairman of Umuodolu kindred, Mr. Uju Egwuonwu, and President-General of Nando Development Union, Mr. Ignatus Aghadinaunor, confirmed the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Haruna, said he was yet to get a report on the incident.



Source: News Express

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