A 37 year old man, Mr Chukwuma Udenwa has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command for dumping his father’s corpse in a soakaway pit.
The Authority learnt that Udenwa was arrested after his landlord raised alarm on discovering a decomposing corpse in one of the soakaway pits in the compound.
The incident happened in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State.
According to reports, the suspect, a bricklayer had reportedly told his neigbours that one of his sisters living in Ibusa, near Asaba brought his 83 years old sick father, Mr John Udenwa to his house.
Upon death however, the middle aged father of three, decided to dump the body of his late father in the septic tank since he had no money to take the corpse to the mortuary.
Meanwhile, he had lied to some of his neighbours that the father passed on and the corpse had been deposited in Maduemeze Hospital mortuary only for the corpse to be discovered in the soakaway pit.
Udenwa who was detained at the Okpanam Police Station, has since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations, after confessing to the crime on interrogation.
Delta Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Celestina Kalu said the suspect would be arraigned in court under section 242 of the criminal code.