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A Mathematics teacher with Ukpata Community Secondary School in Uzouwani Local Government Area of Enugu State , has reportedly killed his 83 year old uncle over ownership of a piece of land .
Officers of the state police command have arrested the father of two , Daniel Ekemezie , after committing the crime .
In a statement released by the command , Daniel , left his home in Ukpata Community on March 4 to attack his Uncle .
After waking the old man up from his sleep , Daniel tied him up by the mouth and quietly took him to Iyimkpafu /Ofiakputu forest at Ukpata , where he tied him to a tree and left.
He remained tied up to the tree untill March 8, 2017 when , according to him , the old man was found dead .
He further disclosed that on noticing that the victim had died , he hurriedly buried him in a shallow grave and left .
However, officers of the Anti Kidnapping Unit, based on an intelligence report , arrested the suspect who disclosed what allegedly transpired between him and his late uncle .
He disclosed that he carried out the heinous crime as a result of the land dispute between himself and the uncle .
He , however , blamed the devil for what transpired .
He said , “ I want to tell people to distance themselves from any issue of dragging of lands because it can lead to loss of lives and properties . I want the son of late Pa Patrick odoh to forgive me and even take the land. I am ready to leave the land for them . I am regretting my action now . I recently lost my wife and I am left alone with my two kids . God please help me.