79-year-old man identified as Osariakhi Oronsaye was killed by by his own son who is a 13-year-old boy identified as Abubakar.
The boy hacked his father to death at Egbon Estate in Evbuotubu, Benin City, Edo state on Sunday, June 20.
It was gathered that the septuagenarian had earlier reported his son to the Evbuotubu Police Station a week earlier when the boy threatened to kill him.
It was further revealed that the deceased later have a change of mind upon arrest of his son and pleaded with the police to let the boy go.
In the early hours of Sunday, the young boy carried out his threat as he allegedly axed his father to death in his sleep.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Kontongs Bello.
He said on Monday June 21, that the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, would determine the fate of the minor.
Kontongs noted that the minor status of the offender had made it imperative for the Command to liaise with the DPP, noting that everything would be done to unravel the case.
“I can confirm to you that the command is discussing with the DPP over the case. It is an unfortunate case but we are also conducting our investigation to ensure that we unravel the case. The culprit is a minor so we must be sure of what we are doing.”
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