Sad as man, 40, kills own mother, 70, in Anambra
The suspect, Chinedu
By Sunny A. David, Nnewi
A heartless son has reportedly murdered the mother with a weapon during an argument in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The peaceful Okpunoeze, Uraugu-Nnewi community, Anambra state was on Wednesday thrown into mourning when the 40- year-old man, Chinedu Ikegwuonu, allegedly butchered his 70-year-old mother, Madam Bene Ikegwuonu, with cutlass killing her in the process.
Mrs. Ikegwuonu allegedly returned home from the market, to prepare Okra and Ogbono soup with her grinded ogbono when her son approached from behind and silted her throat.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspect allegedly took to his heels after committing the act leaving his wife who hails from Ngwa, Abia State and his son behind.
A family member who pleaded anonymity said that the suspect who returned to Nnewi due to business failure in Aba, Abia State has been having a running battle with his mother over his attempt to take over a piece of land that belong to his younger brother.
He stated that “Mrs. Ikegwuonu tried her best to improve the lot of the suspect to the point of giving him money to raise the foundation of his building from the money she got after the burial of her husband.”
The family source said “Mrs. Ikegwuonu monetary assistance to her son was occasioned by the fact that Chinedu was unable to do anything about the foundation of his building after one and half years, coupled with the fact that the second daughter was taking a very good care of her mother.”
Mrs. Ikegwuonu even went to the extent of taking money from her late daughter’s bank account for the suspect to complete his building after which he then turned around to take over a portion of land that belong to his younger brother,” he said.
Our correspondent source disclosed that Chinedu’s wife and son are said to have been arrested by officers of Nnewi Central Police Station, with the hope that the suspect would come for his family.
When our correspondent contacted the Anambra State Police Command, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Superintendent of Police Muhammed Haruna, he said he was in meeting and that he would call back.