Boy al­legedly hacks 10-year-old sib­ling to death in Ebonyi

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - THE METROSECTION - From Nnamdi Akpa, Abaka­liki

SEV­EN­TEEN-YEAR-OLD Mon­day Utah has hacked his younger brother, Ndubuisi, aged 10 in cold blood in Ebonyi State. Con­firm­ing the in­ci­dent yes­ter­day in Abaka­liki, po­lice spokesper­son, ASP Loveth Idaho, said the in­ci­dent took place on Jan­uary 21 at Umue­gara com­mu­nity of Ez­za­mgbo in Ohaukwu Lo­cal Coun­cil.

Ac­cord­ing to Idaho, the boys’ fa­ther re­ported the in­ci­dent. He said Mr. Utah had on the fate­ful day sent his chil­dren to fetch grass to feed goats but around 3p.m. Mon­day re­turned with­out his brother.

He re­ported that he asked Mon­day about the where­abouts of his sib­ling and he was told the boy was still cut­ting grasses for the goat. But not com­fort­able with the re­sponse, Utah went to the bush to look for his son only to see Ndubuisi’s mu­ti­lated body with ma­chete cuts. On re­turn­ing home, Mon­day had fled.

The po­lice spokesper­son con­firmed that the sus­pect is still at large but gave the as­sur­ance that the po­lice will get him no mat­ter where he runs to.

A source told The­guardian that Mon­day had trailed his brother to the bush where he held him and cut off his two hands. Ac­cord­ing to the source, Mon­day on dis­cov­er­ing that his brother was dead, took his dead body and was squeez­ing it into a hole when a passerby saw him and raised the alarm, which led to his ar­rest by the vil­lagers be­fore he fled the scene and ran home.

Mean­while, a mo­bile-po­lice­man at a check­point in Pai, Munya lo­cal govern­ment area of Niger State has shot a man on his leg for in­ter­fer­ing in a bribery of N50.

Ac­cord­ing to the mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Munya Con­stituency at Niger State House of Assem­bly, John Paul Ba­hago, the po­lice­man had de­manded a bribe of N50 from a farmer who was on his mo­tor­cy­cle but the farmer re­fused to give him. He said the re­fusal to give the N50 bribe led to a quar­rel while an­other vil­lager tried to in­ter­vene in the mat­ter.

Ba­hago said after the mat­ter was re­solved and the farmer had left, the po­lice­man went to the house of the vil­lager who in­ter­fered and shot him on the leg.

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