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Anambra man allegedly beats brother’s wife to death

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Tension is mounting in Ogbunike, in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, following the killing of a 40-year-old woman, Mrs Nkiru Okoye.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the deceased, who was the wife of a mechanical engineer, Emenike Okoye, was allegedly beaten to death by her brother-in-law, George Okoye, over disputed landed property.

George is the elder brother of Emenike.

The suspect was said to have invaded the home of the victim, alongside some of his family members on July 19, 2022.

Emenike, who was also inflicted with severe injuries, is currently hospitalised at the Isaac Chira Memorial Hospital and Maternity, Awkuzu, Oyi.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the suspect had been arrested and investigation was ongoing.

Ikenga said, “We have a suspect in our custody and the case is still being investigated. More information will be communicated as the development continues to unfold.”

Narrating what led to his wife’s death, Emenike, who spoke on the hospital bed on Sunday, said, “I was preparing for work, while my wife was preparing the children for school and to also travel home for a meeting. George and his wife, Uzonna, and their son, Somtochukwu, and twin daughters, invaded my house around 6am on July 19. They overpowered us, beat us to stupor, and left.

“Later on that day, when my children had gone to school, around 7am, they returned with some persons, carrying dangerous weapons.

“They dragged my wife outside the house, hit and killed her with an axe and a chair. She fell and died. When I resisted their move to drag me outside, they broke my hand with the axe, dragged me outside and started hitting me with the axe all over my body until I passed out. You can see the cut in my eyes.

Narrating what led to his wife’s death, Emenike, who spoke on the hospital bed on Sunday, said, “I was preparing for work, while my wife was preparing the children for school and to also travel home for a meeting. George and his wife, Uzonna, and their son, Somtochukwu, and twin daughters, invaded my house around 6am on July 19. They overpowered us, beat us to stupor, and left.

“Later on that day, when my children had gone to school, around 7am, they returned with some persons, carrying dangerous weapons.

“They dragged my wife outside the house, hit and killed her with an axe and a chair. She fell and died. When I resisted their move to drag me outside, they broke my hand with the axe, dragged me outside and started hitting me with the axe all over my body until I passed out. You can see the cut in my eyes.



5 Comments

Anambra man allegedly beats brother’s wife to death - Paulinus Udondia - 1:09 pm

What a pity…water is ticker than blood

Anambra man allegedly beats brother’s wife to death - Rejoice Ibharobere Ojiemen - 8:05 pm

Shit this is shit

Anambra man allegedly beats brother’s wife to death - Kefas John - 12:35 am

Nothing to say on this issue

Anambra man allegedly beats brother’s wife to death - GANI ISHAKU - 7:51 am

Sometimes we need to watch our temper before the devil embrace our hearts.

Anambra man allegedly beats brother’s wife to death - Denis Onawu - 3:34 pm

What a pity