The source further revealed that owing to the rising crisis in the northern part of the country, the family relocated to the Eastern part while Nwafor-Nnalue proceeded to South Africa to seek greener pastures but was repatriated to Nigeria due to his habitual drinking and smoking attitude.
A 31-year old man identified as Chinedu Nwafor-Nnalue from Urum community in Awka North local government area of Anambra State, had on Monday, January 26, 2015 butchered his 64-year-old father, Mr Nwafor Nnalue to death over claims that he was stunting his progress in life.
It was learnt that prior to the day of the tragic incident, Nwafor-Nnalue had always threatened to kill the old man.Sources from the community said that it took the intervention of the youths in the community to preempt the father of three from going ahead to kill his mother and other members of his family as he vowed.According to The Sun, a nephew to the deceased,Mr Chukwuma Nwoye, narrated that the deceased and his family had lived in the northern part of the country for a long time and that the killer-son converted to Islam and got married to a Muslim lady but he has never amounted to anything in his life.
“Since he came back, he had been exhibiting funny traits. He often chased his father about with a sharp cutlass to kill him.
“He had done that not less than four times. The last time he did that, we went and bought him drugs that would calm him down, to see if that could get him back to his senses, because we thought; maybe he had some infections in the brain,”said the source.
In reaction to the tragedy, another source who was a nephew to the deceased, Mr Chibuzo Chukwuemeka, said “I came back from Lagos and this morning I was already on my way to board a vehicle back to Lagos when I received an emergency call to return.
“On coming back, I was informed that my uncle had been slaughtered by his son. Before I got home, he had died. The boy ran upstairs and locked himself up in the room and refused to open it until the police arrived and forced the door open. They got him arrested and then they took him to the police station.
The deceased was equally taken to the mortuary.
When contacted on the telephone, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Uche Eze said, “I am not aware of that. It has not been reported to me. I’m just coming out from the usual Monday morning briefing.”