The Anambra State Police Command says it has begun an investigation into the alleged killing of Godwin Ezeofor, 70, by his 37-year-old son, Chigorom Ezeofor. Godwin Ezeofor was hacked to death on April 25, 2020.
The state police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed said in a statement in Awka on Saturday, April 25, 2020, that the police would soon unravel the circumstances that led to the killing. Mohammed said that the incident occurred at about 8:00 a.m. at Umuezegoro Kindred, Unuchiana village, Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
The matter was reported at the Aguata Police Station by Timothy Ezeofor, the elder brother of the deceased. He reported that his nephew Chigorom Ezeofor, aged 37 of Umuezegoro Kindred Unuchiana Village murdered his father with an axe.
Timothy Ezeofor added that the suspect has been mentally ill for the past eight years.
Mohammed said following the report, Police operatives attached to Aguata Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ayeni Oluwadare, mobilized to the scene where they took a photograph of the victim. The police spokesperson said the deceased was later certified dead by a medical doctor in an undisclosed hospital while the corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Mohammed noted that the axe was recovered as evidence while the suspect, who “looked insane” was arrested and taken to the station.