Man stabs brother to death in Enugu
NYSC lawyer kills sibling for ritual in Awka
A NATIVE of Akegbeugwu in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, identified as Alex Ekwochi was allegedly stabbed to death by his younger brother whose name was not disclosed.
It was gathered that the deceased, who until the incident had resided in Awkunanaw area of Achara Layout, Enugu was the Diocesan Coordinator of Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
According to a member of the community, Ekwochi, who is survived by his wife, Dr. Eucharia Ekwochi and their three kids, as well as an aged mother was also a trader at Ogbete Market.
The source said that Ekwochi was hacked down on his return from a Church event on the day of the incident after he knocked at his door for some minutes before breaking the lock to his flat to gain access as it was already dark.
When the deceased noticed that there was no power supply to his flat, he decided to check the control box to find out what must have gone wrong, only to be stabbed with a knife by his brother who went into Ekwochi’s flat where he changed into his cloth and made away with his victim’s money.
Ekwochi lay on the floor while he bled to death. But findings from enquiry indicate that Ekwochi’s assailant was suffering from a mental ailment. Efforts to confirm the incident with Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Enugu State Police Command proved abortive.
Similarly, there are indications that a similar incident which rocked Awka, the capital of Anambra State to its foundations on Tuesday, when a lawyer, currently on NYSC internship may have stabbed his brother to death for ritual purposes.
National Light gathered the information yesterday during a call at the neighbourhood where the murder took place around Agu Awka area of the metropolis.
Although neighbours spoke in hushed tones over the incident, it was learnt that the suspect who graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, had always been fingered in cult-related crimes right from his time at the university.
Residents feared that the suspect, named Victor Ohale, 28, may have slain his 19-year-old brother, Kelechi Ohale for money rituals.
It will be recalled that B-Division of Nigeria Police in Awka have since commenced investigation into the murder following the assailant’s arrest.
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