By Austin Ogwuda
Enugu—Enugu State police command has arrested a middle-
aged man for allegedly stabbing his mother to death.
The incident took place while the woman was sleeping in the
early hours of last Thursday at Ubiekpo Abor in Udi local
government area of Enugu State.
Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ebere
Amaraizu, however, in a statement issued yesterday, alluded
to the fact that the man might be mentally deranged and
that he had since been arrested.
The PPRO said: “Operatives of the state criminal
investigations of the Enugu State command of the Nigeria
Police Force have commenced a full scale investigation to
unravel the mystery and circumstances surrounding the
alleged stabbing to death of a woman by the son on October
2, 2014, at about 5am.
“The suspect, identified as Uchechukwu Ugwuozor, had
allegedly gone to the bed where the mother, also identified
as Eunice Ugwuozor, was lying down and stabbed her to
death over a yet-to-be-identified reason, abandoning the
lifeless body of the mother and escaping to an unknown
“Sources close to the family hinted that the alleged
murderer is linked to an unresolved psychological problem.
“Meanwhile, the dead body of the deceased is now
deposited at the hospital mortuary of Our Saviour located at
9th Mile Corner, Ngwo, Enugu, just as the suspect has also
been apprehended by the operatives.”
The PPRO also told Vanguard that the proactive measures
which the command had adopted had put it in a better stead
to contain any ugly incident during the Sallah celebrations.
Commenting on the preparedness of the command for the
Sallah, he said: “The command has involved itself with strict
proactive policing measures, aimed at ensuring a peaceful
state and that of Sallah inclusive.
“So, the command will continue to be proactive in policing
measures which involve strong partnership with members of
the public, sister security agencies, the media and, of
course, we have increased visibility policing for easy
response to distress call should there be any incident.”
By Austin Ogwuda