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Man’s Bizarre Murder Of Father In Onitsha

Posted: May 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka

A 28-year-old man, Joshua Uzochukwu Ezirim, who allegedly killed his father, Samsom Ezirim, by stabbing him 30 times with kitchen knife, has been arraigned before an Onitsha Magistrate Court 3.

Sources said that Ezirim chased his mother and other siblings away and locked the flat before dealing the deadly stabs on his father, whose body was deposited in the mortuary of St. Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha.

He had earlier threatened to kill the entire family.

The crime was said to have been committed on May 9, 2015 at about 2am at plot 2, Omus Estate, Creek  Road, Fegge, Onitsha.

The charge reads: “That you Joshua Uzochukwu Ezirim, ‘m’, on the 9th day of May, 2015, at about 0200hrs, at plot 2, Omus Estate, Creek Road, Fegge, Onitsha, in the Onitsha Magistrial District, did stab your father, one Samson Ezirm “m,” severally with kitchen knife all over the body which caused his death; and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 27 (a) (b) (c) of the Criminal code, cap. 36, Vol. II, revised laws of Anambra State of Nigeria 1991”.

After the charges were read, no plea was taken and Ezirm was remanded in Onitsha prison custody, while the Magistrate, Mrs. Chioma Amalu, advised the Director of Public Prosecution to prepare charges for transmission of the case to a high court.

Ezirim hails from Imo State.