A 16 year old boy and SS2 student, Ifeanyichukwu Ejeh, from Ndiogodo Idoko village, Ishieke community of Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state have been arranged before a Magistrate Court, Abakaliki Division for allegedly clubbing his father, Michael Ejeh to death.
Ifeanyichukwu who is an SS2 student of Community Secondary School, Mbeke in the area was accused hitting the father severally with a mortar-pestle when the father was asleep.
The incident, it was gathered, happened shortly after a misunderstanding between them over N1, 000 money given to the boy to buy things and cook for the family which he allegedly used and settled financial requirements in his school.
The act according to court records in No MAB/105/2017 is an offence punishable under section 319(1) cap 33 vol. 1 laws of Ebonyi state of Nigeria.
The suspect who pleaded guilty to the crime while in the dock begged the court for leniency even as he blamed his act on evil spirit.
He said he was reading his book in their compound when something suddenly came over him and asked him to kill his father.
The suspect said he regained his senses after committing the crime and saw his father laying in his poll of blood.
But wife of the deceased, Mrs Mary Ejeh a Cross River based business woman who said she was not around when the incident occurred, said the
deceased gave the sum of N1, 000 to the suspect for cooking but he used it for his school expenses which annoyed the father, leading to a heated argument between the deceased and the boy.
She disclosed that her husband had gone to bed to sleep after the misunderstanding and was sleeping when Ifeanyichukwu descended on him with mortar-pestle, hitting him severally until he died.