Man Butchers Sister, Brother’s Wife Over Undisclosed Argument
A man identified as Chibuike Ochie has been arrested by the Ebonyi State Police Command for butchering a young girl and two others over an undisclosed misunderstanding.
It was disclosed that the suspect stormed the farm land where the girl, the brother’s wife and a labourer were farming, and butchered them on Sunday.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, while confirming the incident in a statement released through the spokesperson, Loveth Odah, disclosed that the incident happened in Uburu community, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State.
The suspect upon his arrival on the farmland was reported to have started inflicting machete injuries on everybody he found there.
Ochie during the invasion killed his sister-inlaw, younger sister and the hired labourer.
Odah noted that investigations is still on to ascertain exactly what caused the attack and killing of the three persons by their own brother.
She warned youths in the area not to take laws into their hands.
According to Odah, “It was reported that by 1640hrs of 24th of October, 2021, when the family of Ochie were in the farm including a hired labourer that was farming for them on that particular day. One of their brothers, Chibuike Ochie, went into the farm and suddenly started macheting them.
“He succeeded in macheting Ogechi Ochie 32 years old who was said to be the wife of the elder brother and the younger sister Margaret Ochie, 35 years old and the said labourer. The three of them were macheted to death on that farm and he escaped.
“In the process of fleeing the scene, irate youths of that area caught and mobbed him. As I’m talking to you now, he is still critically sick to the extent that he is living on a life support machine.
“Investigation is still on, but it will be properly ongoing when this man survives.
“That is why we keep discouraging the youth from taking laws into their hands especially when a person committed offence like this. If they brought the person to us, he would have told us the reasons he had to do this to his family members and he would have faced the law. But in this case, a lot of money is being spent to revive this person.
“The incident took place at Obegu farm in Uburu. According to the DPO who visited the place, he said the farmland is about 25km away from Uburu town.”