A 21-year-old man identified simply as Chukwudi has killed his mother and father in Nnewi, Anambra state.
The suspect said to be an undergraduate of a university in Anambra, is the only son of the couple, Mr. and Mrs Micheal Ulor, from Nsukka, Enugu State.
The already decomposing corpses were found with machete cuts in their apartment at Mr. Moses Nnodu’s compound, Abubor Nnewichi-Nnewi, close to Orie Agbo Market on Thursday evening, September 22, 2022.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly killed his parents after a heated argument over their refusal to give him money.
It’s suspected that Chukwudi killed his parents three days ago before he fled to an unknown destination.
The corpses were reportedly discovered by neighbours, who started perceiving offensive smell from their bedroom. It was also claimed that Chukwudi is a drug addict and known for taking Mkpurummiri (Methamphetamine)
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident on Friday September 23, said it has launched a manhunt for the suspect.
“The commissioner of police, CP Echeng Echeng described the discovery of the already decomposing dead bodies in an apartment in Nnewi on 22/9/2022 at about 5:20 pm with machete cuts, as an act of man’s inhumanity to man.
“He has ordered an immediate manhunt of the suspect. He further directed the immediate transfer of the case to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.”
Meanwhile, the decomposing bodies have been recovered and deposited in the morgue.