TRAGEDY struck the sleepy Iheaka community in Igbo-Eze South
Local Government Area of Enugu State, Wednesday, when a man, Cyril
Ugwu, allegedly beheaded his son, Kenneth Ugwu, who was earlier
alleged to have killed his mother for ritual.
Kenneth Ugwu, said to be a spare parts dealer in Lagos was said to
have returned to the village to visit his parents without the parents
knowing his evil intention.
An eye witness, who gave her name simply as Miss Adaeze, said that,
Kenneth returned from Lagos pretending to have come to help his mother
in her farmland to harvest palm fruit.
“When they got to the farm, rather than cut the palm fruit for the
mother, Kenneth slit the mother’s head, put it in a black polythene
“When he got home, the father inquired about the whereabouts of his
wife and lied to him that she was on her way home. He quickly rushed
to the bathroom to take a bath and leave for Lagos”, the eye witness
But his father, Cyril Ugwu, who was suspicious of his son’s sudden
decision to travel back to Lagos went to check the content of the
polythene bag only to find the severed head of his wife.
Irked by the heinous act, he quickly loaded his double-barrel gun and
waited for the son to come out and shot him as he stepped out to leave
The incident threw the entire community tears as the men mobilized and
went in search of the remaining parts of the remains of the slain woman.
Her corpse was later found dumped on a footpath with several machete
cuts all over her body.
When contacted, the Enugu State police Public Relations Officer,
Ndukwe Ekea, said he has not got the report and requested to get in
touch with his men in the area.