A 30-year-old pastor, Nwabueze Anaka, on Tuesday allegedly stabbed his mother, Mrs. Grace Anaka, to death in Ifite, Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State with a dagger.
The suspect, who is said to be a pastor with one of the new generation churches in the area, ran away after committing the crime in the family compound.
The reason for the dastardly act was yet to be ascertained as at press time.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer Police Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said that circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be ascertained saying that the complainants alleged that the suspect is having some mental challenges.
He said: “There was a report at Oraifite Division today 27/8/2019 at about 12:00pm that same date at about 6:am, one Nwabueze Anaka, aged about 30yrs of Umunakwa Oraifite, allegedly stabbed his mother one Grace Anaka ‘f’, aged about 50 years with a dagger and took to flight.
“The deceased was stabbed with a dagger.
“Police detectives attached to the Division visited the scene, photographed and took the victim to the hospital where she was certified dead by the medical doctor.”
Mohammed said that the corpse was deposited at the rest land morgue, Oraifite, saying that the case was being investigated even as efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspect in order to bring him to justice.