A 32-year-old man identified as Arinze Chukwu has been arrested by the police for allegedly hacking his mother to death with an axe in Ndieze community, Okpoto Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the suspect killed his 60-year-old mother after she reported him to the village youths to be reprimanded for his bad behaviour.
According to The Nation, the youths beat up the suspect and tied him up at the village square.
Upon his release by the youths, the suspect was said to have attacked his mother with an axe out of anger on September 17, 2022.
The aged father of the suspect, Anthony Chukwu, confirmed that his son killed his wife because she reported his misdeeds to the village youths.
Acting on the complaint of the deceased, Anthony said that the village youths caught Arinze, tied up his hands and feet, beat him up and then left him in the sun for hours at the village square.
"That boy (Arinze) is my eighth child from my wife whom he just killed. I was not at home at the time it happened but I know he killed my wife because she reported him to our village youth association.
She did not hate him. She made a report to the association to stop his bad behaviour. At the village square, the youths punished him by tying his hands and feet and then beat him up. They later left him in the sun for hours to correct him." the father narrated.
"When he was being dragged to the village square, he threatened to kill me and my wife for reporting him. Luckily for me, I was not at home when they released him. But he met my wife and killed her with an axe and fled. I never knew he was serious about the threat until I ame back and saw my wife in a pool of blood."
The police on receipt of the complaint, promptly arrested Arinze. He was charged to court for murder last week.
The court turned down the plea of the defendant. The trial Magistrate, Blessing Ibeabuchi-Chukwu, ordered that Arinze be remanded at the Abakaliki Correctional Centre.
The case was adjourned till October 10, 2022.