Daniel Ekemezie, a father of two, also known as Bakasi, was arrested in Enugu for allegedly killing his uncle, Pa Patrick Odoh aged 83, over land dispute.
The incident occurred on the 4th of March, at Ukpata Community, of Uzouwani Local Government ,Enugu, at about 8pm.
The suspect had left for his uncle’s house with intentions to send him to the great beyond.
“On getting to the place, I woke my uncle up and tied his mouth with cloth to avoid him shouting, while I whisked him quietly that evening to Iyimkpafu/Ofiakputu forest in our community.
“I tied him on the tree with rope and left him till March 8, 2017.
“When I discovered after five days that he was dead, I buried him in a shallow grave,’’ he said, in a statement quoted by Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who is the State police command spokesman.
Amaraizu also stated that the suspect led police operatives to the grave, where the decomposed corpse of late Pa Odoh was recovered on 4 April 2017.
“The suspect is regretting his evil act which he blamed on the devil,’’ Amaraizu said.
The suspect had this to say:
“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. 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”.