...Sets his body ablaze
A 47-YEAR-OLD visually impaired man from Eziagulu in Ekwulobia community, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mmaduabuchi Nnofu, has been allegedly killed and set ablaze by his younger brother, Onyedika Nnofu over a land dispute.
The joint National Association of Persons with Disability (JONAPWD), Anambra State Chapter, where the diseased was a member had called for justice for their member, Mmaduabuchi.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Chairman of the Association, Ugochukwu Okeke E.C.; the Public Relations Officer, Ifeanyi Igwegbe; and the Legal Adviser, Barr. Peter Muoneke, in which they also noted that the late Nnofu was the Chairman of the association in Aguata Local Government Area.
The group’s statement read in part, “The attention of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disability, Anambra State chapter has been drawn to the gruesome murder of our Chairman in Aguata L.G.A. Chapter, Mr Mmaduabuchi Nnofu, a visually impaired.
“Nnofu, aged 47, a native of Eziagulu in Ekwulobia community, Aguata L.G.A., was allegedly murdered and set ablaze by his younger brother, Mr Onyedika Nnofu on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
“Our sources told us that Nnofu was at home relaxing when the suspect came in with weapons and killed him before setting him ablaze within the compound. We suspect that he was murdered over a family land which had been duly assigned to him by their late father.
“Late Mmaduabuchi, while alive, confided in us that the land in question was willed to him by their late father, who also willed another one behind his to the prime suspect. He also told us that his brother since then had tried all he could to take over the land by force for sale.