by Oge Okonkwo
An angry father, Nicholas Anamene, was said to have shot and killed his son, Ugochukwu Anamene, during a family brawl.
Chief Anamene, a polygamist with 10 wives allegedly killed his son in the family compound at Ezieke Umuolhi Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, at about 8.30 pm.
Sympathisers were reported to have gathered last weekend at Chief Anamene’s compound to witness the burial of the murdered Ugochukwu Anamene.
Nigerian Tribune reports:
Ugochukwu, before he was allegedly shot by his father with a pump action gun, was a JS2 dropout but had started learning motorcycle spare parts trade.
His polygamous father with 10 wives, who claimed that he shot him mistakenly, claimed that on the particular day, “I mistakenly shot at my son around 8.30 p.m. and fainted when I discovered I shot him to death.”
Chief Nichola who spoke to journalists at the court premises in Ihiala, where he was immediately charged for murder, did not however, tell newsmen who exactly he had wanted to shoot before he mistakenly shot his son.
The court was told that there was a quarrel between Chief Nichola and one of his wives Ngozi Anamene, who he had planned to kill at 8.30 p.m; but that on sighting somebody entering the compound, who had thought was his wife Ngozi, he opened fire on his son who slumped and died.
Chief Nicholas has been transferred to Onitsha Federal Prisons where he is being reminded while the case has been adjoined to 22nd January, 2014.