A murder suspect, Nelson Oamen, who is now cooling his heels at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, has confessed to the gruesome killing of his father.
Oamen told reporters that he smoked four wraps of Indian Hemp before stabbing his father to death. The mutilated body of the late 75 year old, Sunday Oamen was met in his dingy apartment at Abesan Estate with a gapping hole that showed his heart had been removed.
During a chat by the PUNCH with Nelson said he surrendered himself to the police because he lost his peace after killing his father. The Edo State indigene said he had always fought with his father before things went awry on the fateful day.
“My parents knew that I smoke hemp and it sometimes affected my
behaviour. They asked me to quit it, and I did for some time. People advised them to take me for medical care, but they said they did not have the money.
“I became addicted to hemp about six months ago. On Thursday night, a day preceding the incident, I had gone to a joint where I smoked four wraps of hemp. I bought each for N50.
“On Friday, around 11am, I was sitting outside the house when I started feeling restless and a spirit told me to go inside and kill my father. I went in through the window and when I got to where he was lying, I stabbed him in the neck and chest.”
He said after committing the act, he ran away because he was overcome with guilt.
Nelson, who dropped out of primary school, denied removing his father’s heart, adding that after killing his father, his eyes became opened.
“The spirit that pushed me to kill my father began to tell me that I will not have rest until I report myself to the police. When I could no longer bear it, I decided to report to the police.
“It is not my fault. Whenever I talk to my parents, they always scolded me. And sometimes, I felt they were not my parents. I killed my father because he always chastised me and because I lost control of my senses.
“If I get out of this mess, I will surrender my life to Jesus. But if not, I resign myself to fate,” he added.
Our correspondent learnt that the police would soon charge the suspect to court for the offence.