A herbalist, Gregory Enwaeso, 48, has been arrested by police in Anambra State for chopping off the fingers of his son, Abuchi Enwaeso with a machete.
The incident occurred in Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect allegedly perpetrated the act with the help of one of his other sons, 20-year-old Chinonso.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed disclosed this in a Saturday statement, adding that the victim was locked up in a container for four weeks before help came his way.
“About 1 pm on Friday, police operatives attached to Nimo Division in collaboration with a local vigilance group arrested one Gregory Enwaeso, 48, of Egbengwu village Nimo in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State.
“The suspect allegedly conspired with his son, one Chinonso Enwaeso, 20 years of the same address (also arrested) and chopped off all the fingers of his biological son one Abuchi Enwaeso, 22, of the same address using a machete.
“The suspects equally chained the victim and abandoned him for four weeks living him in severe pain. Police detectives visited the scene of the crime, photographed the victim and rushed him to the General Hospital Enugu-Ukwu for medical attention.
“Consequently, the machete allegedly used in perpetrating the act was recovered as an exhibit and the suspects who voluntarily confessed to the dastardly act claimed that the victim allegedly absconded with the sum of N150,000 belonging to his father after organising a party.’’