Police officials in Ipaja Division have launched a manhunt for a 34-year-old man who stabbed his 74-year-old father to death, removed his heart and disappeared with it in Block 272 of Abesan Estate in the Ipaja area of Lagos State.
The Edo State indigene, Nelson Oamen, killed his father, Ehiremen Oamen, and covered him with a blanket following a face-off around 2pm on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Estate where they had lived for over 15 years.
The deceased father of eight, a stroke patient who was often indoors, was said to be a retired worker in a company at the Apapa area of the state.
Oamen according to Punch, had no stable job and was reportedly a drug addict who had had violent clashes with people in the area.
The Trent learnt that few minutes after the incident, the suspect’s younger sister who preferred anonymity reportedly came into the house and found traces of blood at the sitting room and was shocked to the marrows when she further discovered her father’s corpse.
She raised and alarm which attracted some neighbours and residents who discovered that there was a deep hole on the left side of his chest with several stab wounds.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the fleeing suspect’s elder sister, who came from Abeokuta, Ogun State said, “For about five years now, dad had been nursing a stroke, and he could not work again. So, he used to stay at home. Nelson did not have a stable location. He just came to the area on Friday.
“I was told that he came in through the window before committing the act. It was his younger sister, who has a shop in the area, and came in a few minutes later to change her clothes, who first observed bloodstains in the sitting room.
“She then traced the bloodstains to daddy’s room, and found out that he had been killed. We have not seen any sign of Nelson since then.”
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, said the force are on the trail to nab the fleeing suspect.