Ebonyi State Police command, weekend, said it had arrested a middle-aged farmer, Okechukwu Ogbonna, who allegedly severed the head of his 60-year-old father, Ogbonnaya Okereke over alleged mystic issues.
Vanguard gathered that the incident which took place around 5:30 pm last Saturday at Isundiede village in Izzi Local Government Area of the state saw the 30-year-old suspect, who returned from Church, brought out a machete and proceeded to attack his defenceless father in their residence.
Okechukwu, it was learnt, carried out the attack following a prophesy he received from the Pastor of a Pentecostal church (name withheld) who allegedly told him that his father was spiritually manipulating his destiny, thereby making it impossible for him to make progress in life like his mates.
However, sources close to the family revealed that the suspect before committing the dastardly act had displayed animosity against his father for not sending him to school or showing any interest in his future.
Confirming the arrest of the suspect, Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sylvester Igbo, stated that the body of the deceased had since been deposited at a mortuary while investigations were on to unravel the identity of the pastor.
“When the suspect was arrested he said he took the action because of the prophesy he received from a pastor that his father was manipulating his destiny and that the reason he also committed the act was because his father did not show any interest in training him in school.”
It was also gathered that barely two weeks ago at 1 Elias Street, Abakaliki, a middle-aged woman and a school teacher, Mrs. Joy Uchaji allegedly killed her two children with a machete then fled to Lagos.