Three days after a 20-year-old man allegedly beheaded his four year old nephew identified as Chiemere Ezekiel with axe in Ugamma village, Anambra state, the suspect identified as Uchechi Eze has revealed why he beheaded his nephew.
We had earlier reported that there was tragedy and tension as a 4-year-old nephew was allegedly beheaded by a 20-year-old man identified as Uchechi Eze with an axe in Ugamma village, Obosi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that the suspect who is a native of Ezza Local Government, Ebonyi state reportedly commited the crime taking a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
While confessing to the crime, Uchechi Eze said, “I didn’t know what my friend gave to me to eat and the thing turned me mad. I quickly ran away naked after killing the boy,” he said.
The suspect who denied having any issue with the victim’s mother, asked for mercy, promising not to be involved in such act again.
Reacting to the tragic incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident and revealed that the suspect has been arrested.
He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has directed that the case be transferred to the Criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigation.
He said, “ Uchechi Eze, aged 20, of Ezza Local Government Area of Ebonyi State but resides at Ugamma village, Obosi used an axe and allegedly beheaded his nephew, one Chiemere Ezekiel ‘m’ aged four years, of Ugamma village, Obosi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“The victim died on the spot and the suspect escaped to an unknown destination.
“Police operatives attached to Obosi Division visited the scene and took the victim to Unity Hospital Obosi where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and his body was deposited at St. Edward Mortuary for autopsy while intensive manhunt of the suspect intensified.
“Following intelligence report, police detectives attached to Obosi division in conjunction with a vigilance group in the area arrested the culprit at a criminal hideout smoking substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
“Suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and the exhibit he used in perpetrating the dastardly act was also recovered in his possession.”