A 25-year-old man identified simply as Kido, has allegedly killed his father with a firewood over a farmland in Issele-Uku community, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The victim, Ikechukwu Onyegai, was said to have died on Friday October 14, during a scuffle with his son who he accused of harvesting crops on his farm without his permission.
Villagers from Ukpai quarters arrested the suspect and handed him over to the police
In a video posted on Facebook, the suspect claimed that a quarrel ensued after his father threatened to strike him with a cutlass.
“He came to meet me on the farm where I was working, and he wanted to take the cutlass because we were not on good terms. When he raised the cutlass and threatened to cut me, I blocked him with the firewood and then used the firewood to hit him. As he was falling, his phone fell from him, I then collected the phone. I didn’t know he would die. It was firewood I used. When I was going to the farm, everybody saw me. I was not carrying anything.” he said.
The spokesman of State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the incident.