Shock as hoodlums kill man, put corpse in father’s parlour
A 28-year-old man, Maduka Nworiegu, was on Friday killed by a gang of assailants in Akunakuna, Amagu, in the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the late Maduka was beaten by his assailants with an iron, among other objects, till he gave up the ghost.
A source alleged that the attack on the victim was masterminded by a relative with whom he had political differences.
His younger brother, Donald Nworiegu, who confirmed the incident, said the assailants dropped his corpse at their father’s house in Amagu.
He denied reports that the killing was politically motivated.
“I was not at home when it happened, but my people told me that the assailants beat him with an iron and other objects and when they discovered that he was dead they took him to our father’s palour and ran away,” he added.
In another development, a 30-year-old man, Emmanuel Nworie, a native of Amudo community, in the Ezza South Local Government of Ebonyi State, was allegedly attacked on Sunday by a vigilance group in the community.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim was admitted to Chidindu Hospital, a private facility in the area.
A relative of the victim, Charles Nwankwo, said he was returning from Afikpo to Abakaliki, the state capital, when the vigilance group members accosted him and inflicted machete wounds on his body.
The reason for the attack had yet to be ascertained as of press time.
The Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Loveth Odah, said the two incidents had yet to be reported to the police.Punch