A 13-year old school dropout, Ifesinachi Ugwueze, has allegedly beheaded his mother, Beatrice Ugwueze, in Enugu on Friday.
The incident occurred at Isiagu Ibakwa in Igboeze South local council of Enugu state.
According to eyewitness report, the deceased was alone with her son in the house and grinding pepper for lunch with her local grinding stone, when Ifesinachi attacker her with a matchet, severing her head from the rest of her body in the process.
The screaming of the deceased alerted the neighbours, who stopped the suspect from absconding.
He was tied and forced to drink the pool of blood gushing out of his mother’s lifeless body, and he later died from heavy beating before the arrival of police.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesman in Enugu state, Superindent Ebere Amaraizu said said: “Tragedy had allegedly struck at about 1:30 pm at Isiagu Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State when a son identified as one Ifesinachi Ukwueze had allegedly murdered his mother identified as Beatrice Ukwueze with a cutlass over a yet to be established issue/issues. It was further gathered that the action of Ifesinachi Ukwueze allegedly angered irate mob who had descended heavily on him and left him lifeless before the arrival of the security operatives.”
He added that the dead body of the deceased son and the mother have been deposited in a nearby mortuary, while the case is being investigated.