Lambert Osundu, 54, and his daughter, Rachael Osundu, 24, both from Umueze 11 in the Ehime-Mbano Council Area of Imo State, have been arrested for the murder of their 20-year-old son, Chukwuebuka Osundu.
The kid was beaten to death by his father and his older brother, Ndubuisi Osundu, who is still at large, according to NG Times
In the middle of the night, they buried his body beside their house in a small grave. The suspects were reported to have told the victim’s friends and locals that the deceased had traveled to Ghana in quest of greener pastures to cover up the crime, according to a trustworthy source.
It was also learned that the suspects accused the dead of being obstinate and engaging in vices that tarnished the family’s reputation.
It was also learned that one of their relatives, sensing foul play in the victim’s unexpected disappearance, alerted some local teenagers, who then increased their search.
The late Osundu was the last child of a family of four, according to a rural resident who spoke with The Guardian on the condition of anonymity. Their mother died a few years ago, according to rumors.
When confronted by the community’s youngsters, he claims his father informed them that Chukwuebuka had traveled to Ghana. The daughter confessed to the crime after the youths threatened to burn down his house.
The family is currently at the Imo State Police Command, while Philip, the deceased’s direct elder brother, is on the run, according to the source.
Imo State Command spokesperson Michael Abattam confirmed the occurrence, saying that the case was reported to the police by the village chairman, Mr. Robert Anyanwu.
He said: “We have got information that one Lambert Osundu, Ndubuisi Osundu and Rachael Osundu, all of Umuezeruagu village in Umueze 11 in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State beat their son to death and buried him in a shallow grave. The victim is Chukwuebuka Osundu, aged 20 years.