A 27-year-old man, Ifeanyi Oguejiofor stabbed his father, Osita Oguejiofor, to death and proceeded to do same to his mother Mrs. Josephine Oguejiofor several times for refusing to buy him a new motorbike.
The young man, according to reports, rounded up the atrocity by stabbing himself with the same kitchen knife, having thought that his two parents had died.
However, the mother who is reported to be a fetish priestess survived, woke up and shouted for help.
Neighbours came and rushed her to the hospital together with her son.
The incident happened at Ezimuko Nsukwu village, Abatete, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.
Reports say Ifeanyi had requested for money from his father who until his death was a trailer driver to buy a new motorbike because the one he had been using was no more usable, but the father declined, saying he had no money.
Sun News quoted a source as having said that: “His mother was screaming for help when she saw Ifeanyi with a knife but he did not hesitate to stab her in her shoulder and, as she fell on the ground, he thought she was also dead. And in a bid to escape the wrath of the law, he tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself severally in the chest before he was held by the security men.”
Confirming the incident, Divisional police officer at Ogidi, Mark Ijarafu said that the corpse of Osita Oguejiofor had been deposited at Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital morgue in Ogidi and the mother was treated in an undisclosed hospital.
He confessed to the crime during police interrogation that: “What I did was what my spirit asked me to do.”
The unfortunate incident happened barely a week after a man was reported to have killed his four children, sister-in-law and himself at Awada, Onitsha in the same Anambra State.