Man arrested for killing Uncle over land dispute

A man identified as Daniel Ekemezie, was arrested by the  Enugu State Police Command, on Wednesday,  for allegedly killing his uncle, Pa Patrick Odoh (83), over land dispute.

According to the State Police command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the suspect blamed the devil for his action.

Amaraizu said  that the killing  happened at Ukpata community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state.

He said  that police acting on intelligence  promptly nabbed the suspect who confessed what transpired between him and his late uncle.

The suspect also said that he and his uncle had been locked  in a protracted land dispute.

According to the suspect, on March 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. he, Ekemezie alias Bakassi and a father of two, left his house in Ukpata community and headed to his uncle’s place, Pa Odoh place, who was believed to be about 83 years.

“On getting to the place, I woke my uncle up and tied his mouth with cloth to avoid him shouting,  while I  whisked him quietly that evening to Iyimkpafu/Ofiakputu forest in our community.

“I tied him on the tree with rope and left him till March 8, 2017.

“When I discovered after five days that he was dead, I buried him in a shallow grave,’’ Amaraizu quoted the suspect as confessing to the police investigation team.

Amaraizu said that the suspect has  been helping the police in their investigation.

According to him, the suspect  led  police operatives to the grave, where the  decomposed corpse of late Pa Odoh was recovered on  4 April  2017.

“The suspect is regretting his evil act which he blamed on  the devil,’’ he said.

Source : ( PM News )

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