A 70-year-old man, Theophilus Udeh, is now in the police net for allegedly killing his son, Sunday, over food in Eziama Lokpaukwu in Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the incident in a statement she issued on Wednesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka, said, “On February 26, 2024, the Divisional Police Headquarters in Isuochi received information that on February 25, 2024, Theophilus Udeh, a 70-year-old male from Eziama Lokpaukwu Umunneochi, shot and killed his son, Sunday Udeh, a 27-year-old male from the same address.

“Upon receiving the information, detectives from the Isuochi Divisional Headquarters visited the crime scene, removed, and deposited the corpse at the mortuary for autopsy. Exhibits were recovered, and the suspect was subsequently arrested.

“The case has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.”

Our correspondent gathered that Udeh did not eat his food in the morning and came back home feeling hungry to eat the food only to discover that the deceased had returned home earlier and ate the last portion of the food in a pot inside the kitchen, which unknown to him was his father’s meal.

This, our correspondent learnt, however, angered the suspect who dashed into his room, brought out his gun and fired at his son, killing him on the spot.

Udeh, the source further said, was promptly apprehended by members of the community who tied his two hands and placed him on the lifeless body of his son at the village square.

Theophilus who was seen in a widely circulated video, in possession of our correspondent, was remorseful and pleaded for mercy while blaming his action on the devil, stating that he regretted what he did.