Abia State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a 57-year-old man, Mmaduka Ogbonna by his 27-year-old son, Chinalu Ogbonna for alleged ritual purposes.

ABN TV had earlier reported the incident which occurred at the Amazukwu area of Umuahia on Monday night.

Confirming the incident, PPRO of the command, ASP Maureen Chinaka told our correspondent that a report was lodged at CPS Umuahia at about 8am on Tuesday.

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“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.


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

According to the command, the suspect who was residing with his father at Umu Eze Road opposite Junior Girls Secondary School Amuzukwu Ibeku, had strangled his father to death before removing his left eye to use it for a money ritual.

He has since been apprehended while an investigation has also commenced. He would be charged to court for murder, the command says.

The victim’s corpse has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.



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