David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
Uniformed men suspected to be men of the Nigerian Army have reportedly beaten to death a young man in Awka, Anambra State on the order of his father.
THISDAY gathered that the man, identified as Chibuzor, who is the only son had an altercation with his father after he brought home a lady he wanted to marry.
Our correspondent gathered that the man had refused the choice of wife brought home by his son, insisting that the lady was older than his son.
A source said the deceased had earlier married with a child, but decided to remarry after separation from the first wife, but was however disappointed when the father refused to give his approval to the marriage.
â€œAs the rift between the man and his father escalated, the father invited men in uniform, which resulted to the annoyance of the son who poured hot water on his fatherâ€, the source added.
According to the source, the action of the deceased resulted in his being beaten up by the uniformed men, and was rushed to the hospital when he collapsed, but later died.
Meanwhile, tension rose Saturday in Umuayom village Awka, following the death of the young man as youths of the community went on rampage, making bonfire in protest of the death of their colleague.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Princess Nkeiruka Nwode, said the command had quickly deployed men to the scene, adding that the proposed wife of the deceased has also been rescued from the area.