Residents of Abesan Estate in the Ipaja area of Lagos State have been thrown into confusion after a man, Nelson Oamen, stabbed his father, Ehiremen Oamen, to death during an altercation.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Nelson, who reportedly fled his father’s apartment in Block 272, after the incident on Friday, removed the septuagenarian’s heart and left with it.
Our correspondent learnt that the Oamens, who hailed from Edo State, had been living in the estate for over 15 years.
It was gathered that the father, said to be a retired worker in a company in Apapa, was battling with stroke, and usually remained indoors.
PUNCH Metro learnt that 34-year-old Nelson, who did not have a stable job, was reportedly a drug addict, and had had violent clashes with people in the area which were reported to the police.
Our correspondent learnt that at about 2pm on Friday, Nelson had gone to his father’s apartment and an argument had ensued between the two.
Nelson, who was suspected to be high on drugs, allegedly stabbed his father to death in his bedroom, and covered his body with a blanket.
He was said to have sneaked out of the house and had yet to be found.
Nelson’s younger sister, who did not want her name in print, reportedly came into the house a few minutes later, and found traces of blood in the family’s sitting room.
She was said to have discovered Ehiremen’s corpse on his bed, after which she raised the alarm.
It was gathered that some neighbours and residents, who also rushed to the room to see Ehiremen, realised that there was a deep hole on the left side of his chest after he had been stabbed in several places.
It was said that Nelson allegedly escaped with his father’s heart, which the residents claimed, was responsible for the bloodstains in the sitting room.
Our correspondent gathered that the matter was reported at the Ipaja Police Division.