Man, 30, be­heads fa­ther, eats up his neck

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nabob Og­bonna, Abaka­liki

A 30 year-old man, Nwode Chuk­wudi Awam, is to ap­pear in court in Ebonyi State to­day for be­head­ing his fa­ther, 56 year-old Michael Awam, and de­vour­ing his neck at Eg­wu­d­i­nagu Obegu vil­lage in Ebonyi LGA of Ebonyi State, po­lice said yes­ter­day.

The mo­tive for the act is yet un­clear, but po­lice spokesman ASP Chris Anyanwu said the man is still un­der­go­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion and the ma­chete and pes­tle used in the killing were re­cov­ered from the scene while the body has since been de­posited at the Federal Teach­ing Hospi­tal mor­tu­ary for au­topsy.

ASP Anyanwu said when the po­lice went for him, Chuk­wudi was wav­ing the ma­chete, threat­en­ing to kill any­one who got close to him, but he was later over­pow­ered and ar­rested.

“But the shock of this in­ci­dent is that he was seen eat­ing part of the head. So when you look at the ex­hibit, the head doesn’t have the neck even though he did the be­head­ing from the base of the shoul­der, you won’t see the part of the body that is sup­posed to be the neck, he ate it up. We can say it is not un­con­nected with rit­u­als be­cause it does ap­pear that he may have been asked to do such a thing but as I said, he is still un­der­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion and if he yields we will dis­cover the real rea­son. So far, he has not given a clear rea­son be­hind the act,” Anyanwu said.

Chuk­wudi who was seen in­ter­mit­tently smil­ing and look­ing calm told news­men that he car­ried out the act af­ter he heard a voice which told him to go to his vil­lage and kill his fa­ther. His Un­cle, Mr. Joseph Nwite, said Chuck­wudi had been away from home for over six years.

“He just came back from Imo State and killed his fa­ther. He didn’t say what wrong his fa­ther did to him, he lived in Imo for more than five years and has not been com­ing home, no­body was around when he came back”, Nwite said.

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