Man murdered elder brother - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Man murdered elder brother

By Editor

Operatives of in Rivers  State Police Command are on the trail of a man, Patrick Chukwu, who disappeared after killing the elder brother, Benedict Chukwu in Elele-Alimini, Emohua Local Government Area of the State.

Spokesperson for the Rivers Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said the matter has been reported to the Police and investigation has commenced.

Benedict Chukwu, 44 years patent medicine shop owner, was shot dead 13 February, by his younger brother, Patrick Chuwku, 40, when a verbal quarrel between the siblings got out of hand.

Joseph Asomeji, former General  Secretary, Elele-Alimini Community Development Committee (CDC) and cousin to both brothers, narrated that, "It all happened at the Chukwu family compound at Mgbuayim autonomous community. Both killer and victim are my maternal cousins.

"Benedict had returned home that fateful day from his daily hustling to the family house they both live. The younger brother, Patrick, used chairs to block access to the spot Benedict used to park his bike.

"Benedict appealed to the younger brother to allow him park his bike. Patrick refused to remove the blockade. In anger, Benedict kicked the chairs out of the way. 

"At that moment, Patrick grabbed a piece of wood and clubbed the elder brother. Neighbors grabbed him and dispossessed him of the club. He went for a matchet, he was dispossessed.

"He then ran in again and came out with a locally fabricated double barrel gun. He fired at the elder brother's neck, killing him instantly and took to his heels.

"The matter has bee reported to the Police. By the custom and tradition of our land, the killer is supposed to go the forest and hang self immediately for indulging in such a sacrilege. He must face the law."

Men of the Egbeda Police Divisional Office where said to have visited the incident's scene at the time of filing this report as the suspected killer remains at large.

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