A couple and their daughter have been arrested, while their son is on the run and wanted for killing and burying their 28 year old last born in Imo state.
The father whose name is Mr Lambert Ukachukwu with his wife, their daughter, and their first son, known as Philip, are suspected of killing Chukwuebuka, 28, at their home in Duruegwele village, Umueze II, in Imo State’s Ehime Mbano Local Government.
It was gathered that the deceased’s relatives claimed he was too stubborn and was causing them sleepless nights, so they decided to get rid of him. They stabbed Chukwuebuka with a piece of wood on September 17, 2021, and left him to die. After that, he was laid to rest in a shallow grave.
Youths in the Duruegwele community discovered Chukwuebuka’s disappearance but when they inquire from the family, they were informed Chukwuebuka had gone to Ghana. The youths threatened to burn down the family’s house, the daughter finally admitted to the crime. The father was forced to dig up his son’s body from the shallow grave after his daughter confession.
The family is currently in custody at the Imo State Police Command, while Philip, the deceased’s direct elder brother, is still on the run.