He was said to have attacked the deceased with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave.
His attempt to escape was thwarted by a angry mob who beat him to stupor before handing him over to policemen from the Umunze Division.
Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the police in the state, said the suspect has been arrested.
“On Saturday, at about 6am, police operatives attached to Umunze Division in collaboration with local vigilante group arrested one Chisom Ogum(26) of Umuomaku Community in Orumba South LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstances yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological father, one Christopher Ogum (70) of same address with a shovel and buried him in a shallow grave,” he told The Nation.
“The Police had deposited the victim in morgue for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor at the Umunze General Hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang had ordered for the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.”