ABAKALIKI â€” THE Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a 30-year-old Nwode Chukwudi Awam, for beheading his father, Michael Awam, 56, and eating the victimâ€™s neck at Egwudinagu Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Chris Anyanwu, said: â€œThe Ebonyi State Command has arrested Nwode Chukwudi, 30, who hails from Egwudinagu Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government Area for beheading his biological father.
â€œThe remains of the victim were deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHA, mortuary for autopsy.
â€œWhen the police went for him, he was waving the machete which he used to cut his fatherâ€™s head and threatening to kill anybody that gets close to him. He was overpowered all the same.
â€˜He ate the neckâ€™
â€œHe was seen eating the entire stub of the neck. So when you look at the exhibit, the head doesnâ€™t have the neck even though he did the beheading from the base of the shoulder. You will not see the part of the body that is supposed to be the neck; he ate it up.
â€œWe can say that it is not unconnected with ritual because it does appear that he may have been asked to do such a thing. â€œBut as I said, he is still undergoing investigation and if the suspect yields, we will discover the real reason behind the dastardly act,â€ Anyanwu added. I heard a voice, says suspect The suspect, who was seen intermittently smiling and looking suspiciously calm, said 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 that the suspect had been away from home for over six years, adding â€œhe just came back from Imo State and killed his father.â€