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Police confirms patricide case in abia

2Q10

Abia Police Command late Tuesday confirmed the killing of a 57-year-old, Mmaduka Ogbonna by his son, Chinalu Ogbonna, 27 years old at Amuzukwu in Umuahia North LGA.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka disclosed this in a statement she issued late Tuesday.

Chinaka in the statement said, “Yes we got a report today at about 0800hrs at CPS Umuahia.

“It was a report of a murder case involving Mmaduka Ogbonna, a 57-year-old male, allegedly killed by his son, Chinalu Ogbonna, 27 years old at Amuzukwu in Umuahia North LGA.

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“Detectives from CPS Umuahia visited the crime scene and found the deceased’s lifeless body with his left eye gouged out.

“The suspect, Chinalu Ogbonna, a 27-year-old male residing with his father at Umu Eze Road opposite Junior Girls Secondary School Amuzukwu Ibeku, has been apprehended.

“Investigations revealed that he strangled his father to death and intended to use his left eye for money rituals.

“The corpse has been deposited at The morgue for autopsy, and exhibits have been recovered.

“The case is currently under investigation and will be charged to court.”

A community source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Chinalu Ogbonna is known to be involved in taking drugs, regretting, however, “he was his father’s favourite and the father protected him so much.”

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