Imo State Police Command has arrested a couple for allegedly killing and secretly burying their 28- year- old son in a shallow grave for being stubborn.
The couple, Lambert Ukachukwu, his wife and daughter, who are from Duruegwele in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, are in police net for allegedly conniving to murder their last child identified simply as Chukwuebuka .
The 28-year-old boy was said to have been killed on Saturday, September 7, 2021, for being stubborn and giving his family sleepless nights.
It was learnt that the late Chukwuebuka was reportedly hit on the head with a sharp object and was left to bleed to death after which he was buried in a shallow grave close to his parents’ residence.
The Nation learnt that both suspects were apprehended by the youths of the community who were suspicious of the whereabouts of the deceased.
“When we confronted the father he told us that the boy has travelled to Ghana but when we pressed further threatening to burn down the house, the daughter confessed to the crime,” one of the youths said.
Contacted, the Police spokesman in the state, CSP Michael Abattam on Friday confirmed the incident to the Nation Correspondent in Owerri.
He said: “Yes it is true. I will send the details across to you later.”