27-Year Old Man Kills Father, Removes One Eye For Money Ritual

The Abia State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man, Chinalu Ogbonna for killing his father.

The suspect, who was alleged to be engaged in ‘Yahoo Plus’ business 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.”

In a related development, one Marcel Udeh, from Umunneochi LGA in same state, over the weekend was said to have killed his son for allegedly eating the last portion of food inside his family’s kitchen, without his permission.

Udeh has also been apprehended by the police and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.  

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