Tragedy struck in Delta State when a 28-year-old man, Ufuoma Umurie, allegedly killed his father, Rev. Isaac Umurie, and attempted to attack his mother. The shocking incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday at Okpare town in Olomu Kingdom, Ughelli South Local Government Area.

Rev. Isaac Umurie, an Anglican priest attached to St. John’s Anglican Church in Okpare-Olomu, was asleep when his son reportedly attacked him with a cutlass, fatally wounding him. Ufuoma then allegedly turned on his mother, who managed to escape unhurt despite his attempts to harm her.

Neighbors disclosed that this was not the first time Ufuoma, who is said to be mentally unstable, had assaulted his father. A local resident recounted, “This is the second time Ufuoma is attacking his father. The other time, he beat him, and members of the Okpare-Olomu vigilante held him, but the father pleaded that he should not be taken to the police station.”

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The severity of the attack left Rev. Umurie with a gruesome head injury and other mutilations. “Today he hacked the father with a cutlass, burst his skull, and mutilated other parts of his body. The priest had a few years to retire. He was brought closer home because of his retirement before this unfortunate incident,” a neighbor revealed.

Following the horrific event, Ufuoma was apprehended by local vigilantes and handed over to the police at the Otu-Jeremi Divisional Headquarters.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Delta Command, SP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, stating that Ufuoma is in custody and will be prosecuted for the crime.

This heartbreaking incident has left the community in shock, mourning the loss of a respected clergyman and grappling with the tragic circumstances surrounding his death.