A 30-year old man, identified as Nwabueze Anaka, is on the run after he allegedly stabbed his mother, Mrs. Grace Anaka to death in Anambra State.
The suspect said to be a pastor with one of the new generation churches, reportedly committed the crime on Tuesday in the family compound.
The suspect took to his heels immediately he killed his mother, The Nation reports.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said the deceased was stabbed with a dagger.
He said: “There was a report at Oraifite Division today 27/8/2019 at about 12:00 pm that same date at about 6:am, one Nwabueze Anaka, aged about 30yrs of Umunakwa Oraifite, allegedly stabbed his mother one Grace Anaka ‘f’, aged about 50 years with a dagger and took to flight.
“Police detectives attached to the Division visited the scene, photographed and took the victim to the hospital where she was certified dead by the medical doctor after which corpse was deposited at the rest land morgue, Oraifite.
“Circumstances surrounding the incident is yet to be ascertained but the complainants alleged that the suspect is having some mental challenges.”
Mohammed said the case was being investigated while efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspect in order to bring him to justice.