Man Shoots Son Over Use Of His Car

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The police in Lagos have arrested a businessman, Obed Igwe, who allegedly shot his son, Herod, during an argument that ensued when Herod’s younger brother used their dad’s car without his consent.

 It was learnt that Herod’s younger brother, Ebuka, 18, was the culprit.

Igwe was so angry that he sent Ebuka out of their 5, Iya Abiye Street, Satellite Town, Lagos residence.

When Herod returned home from school at the weekend and learnt that his father had driven away his younger brother for using his car, he started pleading on behalf of his brother.

Igwe, who was still very angry, allegedly loaded his double barrel gun and shot Herod, 22, a 200 level student of Law at the American University, Cotonou, Benin Republic. He was shot in the arm and leg.

The police at Agboju Division, Satellite Town, Lagos, later arrested and interrogated Igwe.

He was charged to Apapa magistrates’ court with attempt to kill Herod and unlawful possession of firearm.

Herod is now receiving treatment because of the injury he sustained during the shooting.

However, while he was about to be arraigned in court yesterday, a team of police officers from Agboju Station led by a woman Divisional Criminal Officer, stormed the court and withdrew the charge and took him back to the station.

The state Commissioner of Police, Yakubu Alkali, had ordered that the matter should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further investigation.

How far can the fury of a father get?

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