A Father in Awka The Anambra State capital, whose name could not be ascertained as of press time, has allegedly killed his only son, Chibuzor, for proposing to marry a woman older than he (Chibuzor) is.
It was alleged that the man procured the services of some men believed to be soldiers to execute the act.
An eyewitness told Punch that the men in the Nigerian Army uniform had beaten their victim to a coma. He, however, died at a nearby hospital where he was taken to.
The deceased, it was gathered, was the only son of his father.
Chibuzor who had had a failed marriage that produced a child decided to remarry after separating from the first wife. He was disappointed when the father refused to give his approval to the marriage. When the rift between the decease and his father escalated, the father invited some soldiers; this annoyed his son, Chibuzor, who as a result poured hot water on his father.
The event which happened on Saturday in Umuayom village Awka triggered a protest by the youths in the community.
Confirming the incident on Monday, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiru Nwode, said the command was investigating the matter.