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27- Year-Old Man In Police Custody For Killing Father



A 27-year-old man, Chinalu Ogbonna has been apprehended in Umuahia, Abia State by the police for killing his father.

Chinalu, who is suspected to be engaging in ‘Yahoo Plus’, was said to have strangled his 57-year-old father, Mmaduka Ogbonna, at their residence at Umueze Road, Umuahia, before removing his father’s left eye with the intention of using it for money ritual.

Confirming the ugly development to journalists, the spokesperson of the Abia State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka said a murder case involving Mmaduka Ogbonna, a 57-year-old male, allegedly killed by his son was reported to the Central Police Station (CPS) on Monday at about 0800hrs.

According to Chinaka:

“Detectives from CPS Umuahia visited the crime scene and found the deceased’s lifeless body with his left eye gouged out.

“The suspect, Chinalu Ogbonna, a 27-year-old male residing with his father at Umueze Road, opposite Junior Girls Secondary School Amuzukwu Ibeku, has been apprehended.

“Investigations revealed that he strangled his father to death and intended to use his left eye for money rituals. The corpse has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy and exhibits have been recovered.”

The Police PPRO added that “the case is currently under investigation and will be charged to court.”