An argument between a father and his son over the ownership of cashew nuts at Obinetiti Isikwe Achi in Oji River local government area of Enugu state, on Wednesday, March 21, has reportedly led to the death of the young man.
Vanguard reported that the 60-year old man, identified as Hyacinth Ilo, in the course of arguing with his son, Izuchukwu Ilo, over the ownership of some cashew nuts, allegedly hit him with a stick behind his head, and that the son slumped and died instantly. Upon realising that his son was dead, Ilo quickly dug a shallow grave and buried his son.
Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu state police command’s spokesman, in his confirmation of the development stated that Hyacinth allegedly had an argument with his son, Izuchukwu Ilo, over cashew nuts ownership, and in the process hit him with a stick at the back of his head.
He added: “On noticing that he has died, the father went further to bury him in a shallow grave. “Investigations have commenced into the incident as the suspect, who has been nabbed, is helping the Police.”
Meanwhile, it was reported that the Enugu state police command had embarked on “Know Your Neighbour’’ campaign and released hotlines as measures to curb crimes.