Residents of Abesan Estate in the Ipaja, Lagos were thrown into confusion after a 34 year old man, Nelson Oamen, stabbed his father, 74year old father, Ehiremen Oamen, to death, removed his heart and left with it after an altercation on Friday.
It was gathered that the father who was a retiree was battling with stroke, and usually remained indoors.
His 34 year old son was said to be a drug addict and a no good lay about who lived off people.
According to eyewitnesses, at about 2pm on Friday, Nelson visited his father at his apartment and an argument 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.
Nelson’s younger sister, who did not want her name in print, discovered their father's body and raised the alarm after she discovered that there was a deep hole on the left side of his chest after he had been stabbed in several places.
The incident was then reported at the Ipaja Police Division.
Nelson's other sister who wanted to remain anonymous said:
“For about five years now, dad had been nursing a stroke, and he could not work again. So, he used to stay at home. Nelson did not have a stable location. He just came to the area on Friday.
“I was told that he came in through the window before committing the act. It was his younger sister, who has a shop in the area, and came in a few minutes later to change her clothes, who first observed bloodstains in the sitting room.
“She then traced the bloodstains to daddy’s room, and found out that he had been killed. We have not seen any sign of Nelson since then.”
A landlord in the area, Akeem Salau, who described the deceased as an easy-going man, said:
“The man has eight children. Nelson is the fourth child. The young man does not have any stable job. He also smokes and drinks heavily. He does not live here, but only comes once in a while.
“On that Friday, some people saw him in the afternoon. The people who saw him said he was unstable. He went into their house, and it was a few minutes later that they found the father dead. He fled immediately. When I went in to see the corpse, I observed that the old man was stabbed in several places. No one could have been so wicked except one was on drugs.”
Nelson is still at large and the Police are looking for him.