A 26-year-old man, Chisom Ogum, has allegedly killed his father, Christopher Ogum, after running amok in Umuomaku, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect reportedly buried the corpse in a shallow grave after killing his 70-year old father with a shovel.
Though the suspect attempted to escape but he he was apprehended and beaten up by irate mob that forced him to exhume the corpse.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect had been arrested.
The police spokesperson, said the shovel the suspect used to kill his father had been recovered as exhibit.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered for the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Awka for investigation.
He also disclosed that the police had deposited the corpse in the mortuary for autopsy after certified dead by a medical doctor at the Umunze General Hospital.