Son killed his father with machete in Enugu

A young man, Chinedu Umahi, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command for allegedly murdering his father with a machete on September 1.

The suspect reportedly went berserk over a yet to be known reason and killed Uwanuakwa Umahi while he was resting in his house about 6 pm by inflicting deep cuts on his body.

The state's police spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the development, adding that the victim was initially taken to a hospital bleeding from several wounds and died a few hours later from the injuries. He said the suspect admitted killing his father.

"We are investigating an incident in which a son gave his father several machete cuts at Obodoukwu Imoha, Nkerefi in Nkanu East local Government Area of the state for a yet to be established reason," he said. 

"The victim was said to be resting in his house that fateful day when his son suddenly came in and started cutting him with the machete. The man tried to escape through the window but he could not because of severe injuries he had already sustained hence he became unconscious."