A young man identified as Chukwuekezie Ofonago has shot his father dead after kidnapping him.
The suspect, said to be a member of a kidnap gang operating in Enugu State has been arrested by the police and has admitted to have shot his father, Mr. George Ofonago with a double-barrel gun at a hideout where he was kept while demanding an undisclosed sum as ransom from his family.
The incident occurred at Abor village, Enugu Inyi Community, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said operatives of the Homicide Section of the State Criminal and Investigations Department (SCID) of the state police command have already commenced full scale investigations into the incident.
He said that the deceased had suddenly disappeared from his home prompting his family members to raise an alarm.
The son was fingered to have been involved in his father’s disappearance in the course of the search.
“Following the sudden disappearance of the deceased, information got to the security operatives about the involvement of the son whom his family suspected reasonably to have played a suspicious role,” he said.
While the kidnappers continued to demand for ransom from their hideout, the son of the deceased was tracked down by the police.
He gave an insight on how he abducted the father and took him to where he allegedly shot him dead with a single barrel gun and buried him in a shallow grave.
According to the suspect, it was not his wish to shoot his father, but he was under pressure from the father who had instructed him to shoot him to death.