A 13-year-old boy identified as Abubakar has allegedly hacked his father, Osariakhi Oronsaye, 79, to death in Edo State.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Egbon Estate in Evbuotubu, Benin City on Sunday, June 20.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the septuagenarian had earlier reported his son to the Evbuotubu Police Station a week earlier when the boy threatened to kill him.
However, upon arrest, the father was said to have had a change of mind 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 spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident on Monday June 21, explained that the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, would determine the fate of the minor.
Kontongs pointed out 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,” the PPRO stated.