“When we get to the suspect’s house we saw him with a hammer and machete which he used first to cut off the head of the victim and then used the hammer to break the skull into pieces beyond recognition,”
It was gathered that the corpse of the deceased could not be taken to mortuary because of the degree of damage done to the head as coroners were called from the University Teaching Hospital Nnewi to conduct the autopsy to enable the family bury the deceased immediately.
In his confession, the suspect stated that he never knew what came upon him to commit such a crime.
“It is the devil because I did not know what came upon me to kill my mother,” he told investigators.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident.