Ebonyi State police command, at the weekend, arrested a middle-aged man, Okechukwu Ogbonna (30), for allegedly beheading his father for reasons still being investigated.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sylvester Igbo, disclosed this in Abakaliki, the state capital, in an interactive forum with newsmen.
Igbo said the suspect, a farmer by profession, who hails from Isundiede in Izzzi Local Government Area of the state, was arrested, following a report received by the command on March 1, on the murder of his deceased father.
The PPRO said the suspect was said to have killed his father, Mr Ogbonna Okereke, a 60-year-old farmer, after he was reportedly told by a pastor that his late father was tampering with his destiny.
Igbo hinted that the suspect claimed that his father was not taking proper care of him, stating that the body of the deceased had been deposited in a nearby hospital for autopsy.
The police image maker said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations into the matter were completed.