A man kills his mother with an ax in the community of Ebonyi
A 32-year-old man, Arinze Chukwu, killed his mother with an ax in Ndieze community, Okpoto Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi State.
The suspect was found to have killed his 60-year-old mother after she reported him to village youths to be reprimanded for his bad behaviour.
According to The Nation, the youths beat the suspect and tied him up in the village square.
Upon his release by the youths, the suspect allegedly attacked his mother with an ax out of anger on September 17, 2022.
The suspect’s elderly father, Anthony Chukwu, has confirmed that his son killed his wife because she reported his misdeeds to village youths.
Acting on the deceased’s complaint, Anthony said village youths grabbed Arinze, tied his hands and feet, beat him and then left him in the sun for hours in the village square.
“This boy (Arinze) is my eighth child from my wife whom he just killed. I wasn’t home when it happened but I know he killed my wife because she killed him. ‘reported to the youth association of our village. She didn’t hate him. In the village square, the youths punished him by binding his hands and feet and then beat him. They then left him in the sun for hours to correct it, says the father.
“When he was dragged to the village square, he threatened to kill me and my wife for reporting him. Luckily for me, I wasn’t home when they released him. But he met my wife and killed her with an ax and ran away.. i never knew he was serious about the threat until i came back and saw my wife in a pool of blood.”
The police, upon receiving the complaint, quickly arrested Arinze. He was charged in court with murder last week.
The court rejected the defendant’s plea. Trial magistrate Blessing Ibeabuchi-Chukwu ordered that Arinze be remanded to the Abakaliki Correctional Center.
The case was adjourned to October 10, 2022.