Mr Ifeanyi Ubah has been killed and burnt to ashes for allegedly beheading one Mr Ngozi Ogbuewurice, a rice farmer in Nenwe community, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.
It was reported that Ogbuewu on his way back from his farm in Ugwuokpa village in Nenwe on a motorcycle was allegedly accosted by the suspect, who was a native of Nomeh, in the Nkanu East area of the state.
Ogbuewu’s wife fled the scene when her husband “the victim” was attacked and killed. His head was choped off thereafter. Dj-stuky Guy, a resident of the community said
“The man went to his rice farm with his wife to apply fertiliser and other pesticides and while he was returning home with his wife on their motorcycle, the suspect struck and pushed them down.
The wife was lucky and ran away, while the husband was cut with a machete and killed,”
“After cutting off the man’s head, he hid it in a fertiliser bag and took it home with the victim’s motorcycle. Unfortunately for him, he was caught in his community when the head fell off from the motorcycle he was riding and he was apprehended by members of his community.During interrogation, the suspect told his community that he killed the man because they had a misunderstanding.”Advertisement
Guy explained that while the interrogation was ongoing, the people of Nenwe, who already got information about the incident from the victim’s wife, stormed Nomeh and demanded that Ubah be handed over to them.
A community leader from Nomeh said they had to release him to avoid inter-communal war.
However, another community source said the suspect was killed by angry youths and his corpse burnt.
He said the mob chased away police operatives who attempted to intervene.
ASP Daniel Ndukwe, Spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, confirmed the incident saying,
“A case of murder/jungle justice reported at the Nenwe Police Division is being investigated, please,” he stated.