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Jul 3, 2024


An Anglican Bishop, Rev. Isaac Umurie, has been hacked to death in his sleep by his son, one Ufuoma Umurie in Delta State.

The gory incident occurred Wednesday morning at Okpare town in Olomu Kingdom, Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state, according to a local online medium, Niger Delta Today.

It was learnt that the incident, which actually occurred around 2:00 a.m., had the bishop’s wife and mother of the assailant, escaping death by the whiskers.
The suspect allegedly chased around his mother, who was attempting to rescue her husband, but escaped being macheted too.

The deceased, Rev. Umurie, plied his trade at the St. John’s Anglican Church, Okpare-Olomu, Ughelli South Local Government Area, I was preparing for retirement before his 28-year-old son macheted him to death in his sleep.

Sources said the lethal attack was Ufuoma’s second time hunting for the life of his reverend father.

Said to be mentally deranged, Ufuoma, who is already in police custody, reportedly engaged a machete to mutilate his father’s skull and other parts of the body in his sleep.

It was gathered that neighbours and church members couldn’t do much to salvage the situation after gaining access to the bishop’s apartment as Ufuoma had already succeeded in dispatching his dad to the great beyond

“This is the second time Ufuoma has attacked his father. The other time, he beat him, and Okpare-Olomu vigilante held him, but the father pleaded that he should not be taken to the police station. We heard that he is not mentally stable.

“In today’s incident, he hacked the father with a cutlass, burst his skull, and mutilated other parts of his body.

“The priest has a few years to retire. He was brought closer home because of his retirement before this unfortunate incident,” a source in the town told the online medium.

The suspect is said to be cooling off his feet at the Otu-Jeremi Divisional Headquarters of the Delta State Police Command.

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said the assailant would be investigated and prosecuted accordingly.


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