A certain man Chukwudi Akwam in Abakaliki Ebonyi State has been seized by the police after beheading his own Father and eating his flesh. Wonders shall never end o…. Daily independent Reports:
The Ebonyi State Police Command on Thursday paraded a suspect, Nwode Chukwudi Awam, 30, for beheading his father, Michael Awam, 56, eating the victim’s flesh and sucking the blood.
The bizarre act was committed at Egwudinagu
Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government area of the State.
The suspect, Awam, explained that he carried out the act after he heard a voice which told him to go to his village and kill his father.
Briefing newsmen at the Command’s headquarters, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Chris Anyanwu, said the purpose behind the act was yet to be known saying that the suspect would be arraigned in court today (Friday) for murder.
“The Ebonyi State Command has arrested
Nwode Chukwudi, 30, who hail from Egwudinagu Obegu village in Ebonyi LGA for beheading his biological father, Michael Awam, 56, of same
address. The motive behind this dastardly act
has not been ascertained yet as the suspect is still undergoing interrogation as to why he murdered his father in cold blood.
“However, the machete and the pistil were
recovered from the scene and the headless and the
severed head of the victim were deposited at the
Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHA mortuary for autopsy.
Nwode Chukwudi Awam would be arraigned for murder on 3rd April, 2014, that is this morning in a court of competent jurisdiction.
“When the police went for him, he was waving the
machete with which he used to cut his father’s
head and threatening to kill anybody that gets close
to him; all the same he was overpowered and then
“But he was seen eating part of the severed head, he
was seen eating up the entire stub of the neck. So
when you look at the exhibit, the head doesn’t
have the neck even though he did the beheading from the base of the shoulder, you won’t see the part of the body that is supposed to be the neck, he ate it up.
“Well, we can say that it is not unconnected with
ritual because it does appear that he may have
been asked to do such a thing but as I said, he is still undergoing investigation and if the suspect yields we will discover the real reason behind the dastardly act. So far, he has not able to give a clear reason behind the act”, Anyanwu said.
Uncle to the suspect, Mr. Joseph Nwite who could
not fathom the reason behind the murder, stated that the suspect had been away from home for over six years.
“He just came back from Imo State and killed his
father. He didn’t say that his father did anything
wrong to him; he lived in Imo for more than five
years and has not been coming home; nobody was
around when he came back”, Nwite lamented.