Father of two and mathematics teacher at Ukpata Community secondary school, Uzouwani Local Government Area, Enugu state, Daniel Ekemezie, has been arrested for murder.
NAIJ.com gathered that Daniel and his late uncle, 83-year-old Patrick Odoh, were involved in a land dispute for several years, which led to him eventually killing his uncle.
The Enugu state police command released a statement saying that Daniel had attacked his aged uncle on March 4.
According to the suspect, he had put plans in place to ensure his uncle would die, as a means of settling the lingering land dispute.
Daniel had woken his late uncle up, told him they had issues to discuss and when the man got up, he proceeded to stuff his mouth with a piece of cloth so that he wouldn't shout. He then tied him up before taking him away.
He took him to the Iyimkpafu/Ofiakputu forest at Ukpata, where he tied him to a tree and left him for four days (till March 8). On his return, he noticed that the man was dead. He then buried him in a shallow grave and went back home.
He was apprehended after the operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Enugu state police command, acted on a tip-off they had gotten earlier.
He took the police to the forest where he had hurriedly buried his uncle. He admitted to committing the crime, but blamed it on the devil. He said:
"I want to tell people to distance themselves from any issue of dragging of lands because it can lead to loss of lives and properties. I want the son of late Pa Patrick Odoh to forgive me and even take the land. I am ready to leave the land for them. I am regretting my action now. I recently lost my wife and I am left alone with my two kids. God please help me."
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