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Saturday, 5 December 2015

A boy Murdered His Elder Brother Over A Chicken



One Paul Unegu of Hausa Quarters in Izzi Unuphu community, Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi state has been arrested for killing his elder brother, Sunday Unegu over a chicken.
Paul, who killed his elder brother in a scuffle, was arrested on Thursday.
Sunday, police say, had accused Paul of stealing his fowls and had warned him to desist from the act.
The victim’s wife, Ifeoma, told sympathizers that Paul continued to steal the husband’s fowls which annoyed him and he confronted Paul in his house, leading to a violent fight between the two.
She said, ‘’I told my husband not to go to Paul’s house because of the matter because I know how he behaves but he did not listen to my advice.
‘’Look at what it has resulted to; am now a widow in this early stage,” she said.
A witness said the victim confronted Paul with a bottle with which he hit him on the chest and then went brought a cutlass from his house.
‘’So, when Sunday came back with the cutlass, Paul confronted him and two of them started struggling.

‘’In the process, the cutlass cut his throat and he fell down while blood started gushing out seriously’’.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, George Okafor, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been arrested.

Mr. Okafor, an assistant superintendent of police, said the command received a distress call on the matter and that by the time police officers arrived the scene, the victim was already bleeding.
Mr. Okafor said the victim was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“The suspect will be arraigned in court after investigation,” he said.

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