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Friday, September 7, 2012

I Watched Dad kill Mum –Only Child


An 11-year-old boy, Onyebuchi Eze, who
witnessed how his mother was gruesomely
murdered by his father has relived the
bizarre incident.

Sunday Eze Jnr. killed his wife, Anthonia, on
Tuesday night, leaving residents of Agbani
Village on the outskirts of Nsukka Urban in
Enugu State bewildered.

The killer husband, Daily Sun gathered, fled
and hid in the jungle between his village
and Obimo community in Nsukka Local
Government Area after the dastardly act.

Onyebuchi, the only child of his parents,
was traced to his uncle’s house, Alex, where
he took refuge after witnessing the murder
of his mother during a disagreement over
what the boy described as a flimsy issue.

He recounted the incident, speaking in low
tone, apparently traumatized: “My father
has been exhibiting some strange
behaviours, which made him to regret
actions he took on some matters in the end.

“My father has a mental problem and
exhibits it at times. He regrets certain
actions he takes, when it is too late.

“On the fateful night, he had a quarrel with
my mother over a small issue and my
father reached out for his machete and
started dealing cuts on my mother. I tried
to stop him, but could not. So, he cut
mummy all over her body, head, leg, hand
and everywhere.

“I was very afraid but daddy took me
along after he finished and we hid in the
farmland near our house.

“After some time in the bush, he told me to
run to his senior brother’s house and tell
him what happened.

“I obeyed and that is why I am here.
“I am 11 years old and a pupil of Model
Primary School, Nsukka Urban and in
primary five.”

Onyebuchi said his father attempted to
commit suicide while they were hiding in
the farmland, using a spanner to slash his
throat.

A search party initiated by a community
leader, Chief Ejike Onah alias Papa Nsukka,
fished out the killer husband, after an
intensive manhunt that lasted for over 30
hours.

The suspect, Eze, told Daily Sun that his wife
was responsible for his mental problem
and that she died during a scuffle on the
fateful night.

“I was told by a diviner that my wife had a
hand in my mental problem, which causes
me internal heat at intervals,” he said.
Meanwhile, Eze has been handed over to
the police.

He is being held at the Nsukka Police
Station.

Only two months ago, a former
commissioner of the state electoral body,
Enugu State Independent Electoral
Commission (ENSIEC), Chief Nweze, shot his
wife dead in their marital home at Enugu-
Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government
Area.

THE SUN

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