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Johannesburg - Nigerian police are investigating a father who beat his son to death after quarreling over ownership of cashew nuts in Enuguin in south-eastern Nigeria.

Police Command spokesperson, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said that the incident happened in Obinetiti Isikwe village in the Achi community when father Hyacinth IIo, 60, got into a quarrel with his son Izuchukwu Ilo over who the nuts belonged to.

“In the ensuing argument over the cashew nuts the father hit his son with a stick on the back of his head and he immediately slumped over and died," said Amaraizu.

”On noticing that his son had died, the father buried his son in a shallow grave inside his compound.’’ 

”The suspect, who has already been arrested by the police is helping in the investigation,’’ he added.

African News Agency/ANA