The police in Enugu have arrested one Mr. Ikechukwu Nwobodo for the murder of his son, 32-year-old Chika Nwobodo.
Also arrested are two members of a local vigilante in the area
Mr Ikechukwu, a retired teacher said he did that because his son was mentally deranged.
He said he was aided by local vigilantes.
The incident happened at Ogbozinne-Ndiagu, Akpugo Community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday.
According to a reports, the deceased was discharged from a psychiatric hospital on the night the father allegedly conspired with some local security personnel and tied him up.
It was further learnt that the father allegedly severed his head with an iron rod, leaving him to bleed to death.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, said that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, while the command’s Criminal Investigation Department, CID, has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death.
The statement reads “Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the case of alleged conspiracy and murder of one Chika Nwobodo (male) at Ogbozinne-Ndiagu in Akpugo community of Nkanu West LGA, on 11/10/2021.
“Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing at the State CID Enugu. Further development will be communicated, please.”