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Father hired hitmen who killed his only son because he planned to marry older woman

By Mason White 5:02 PM September 6, 2017
Couple in love (illustration)
Couple in love (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A father is being investigated in connection with his son’s murder after allegedly hiring hitmen to beat him up over his decision to marry a much older woman, according to police in Nigeria.

Anambra police said that the father and the hitmen are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

According to the police investigation, the victim who was identified only as Chibuzor, was the only child of his father.

The victim had married a woman and they had one child together.

The marriage did not work out and the two separated.

Recently, Chibuzor met a much older woman, and proposed to her.

When Chibuzor shared the news with his father, the suspect became extremely angry over his son’s decision to wed an older woman.

The father refused to allow his son to marry the older woman.

On Saturday, Chibuzor and his fiancee visited his father.

It did not take long for a fight to break out over the pending marriage.

The father allegedly hired soldiers to beat his son in order to stop him from marrying the woman.

Chibuzor fell unconscious as a result of the beating.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.