A young man identified as Ifeanyi Ibeawuchu Charles allegedly killed his 22-year-old cousin, Ifeanyi Ogu, over a missing laptop in Umudagu Mbieri, Imo state.
The elder brother of the deceased, Uchechukwu said that on Sunday, June 3, Ogu accused Charles of knowing something about the missing laptop. He added that, the victim denied the allegation but the suspect took him away in company with three other younger men he claimed to be police officers.
Uchechukwu further disclosed that on Tuesday, June 5, he heard that his brother had been murdered and found his brother’s corpse at Umuguma General Hospital mortuary.
He said: “I visited the police station but I was told that my younger brother was never brought to the police station. When we found my younger brother’s corpse at Umuguma General Hospital morgue, we were told that Ibeawuchi brought his corpse.”
Nathel Ogu, the father of the deceased is insisting that justice must be allowed to take its course. On Wednesday, June 6, youths of the community took laws into their hands by setting ablaze the suspect’s family house.
The police public relations officer in Imo state, SP Andrew Enwerem, disclosed that normalcy had been restored to the area. He said: “We have started investigation into matter.”