There was fear in the Umunachi community, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, on Saturday, after a motorcyclist, identified as Ogbonna Chukwuebuka, stabbed to death a man simply identified known as Samuel.
Chukwuebuka, who is aged 23, also injured another person, simply identified as Idowu, during a fight that saw the suspect allegedly using weapons on his victims.
While the cause of the fight could not be immediately ascertained by our source, village sources said the men had a disagreement on money.
Unable to agree on the sharing formula, the men engaged in a free-for-all, which led to the motorcyclist allegedly stabbing Samuel to death, while Idowu was seriously injured.
The source stated, “Chukwuebuka was fighting with two of his friends, Samuel and Idowu, and as the fight worsened, Chukwuebuka stabbed Samuel and he lost consciousness. He also injured Idowu, who called for help and his brothers rushed him and Samuel to the hospital.
“Samuel was later declared dead on arrival at the hospital, while Idowu was admitted. So, out of fear, Chukwuebuka and his brothers fled. The deceased’s kinsmen regrouped and came to his father’s house but met his absence. Angered by the development, they set his father’s house ablaze.
“They made sure that the house was completely razed before they left the compound.
NEWS NIAJA learned the deceased hailed from the neighboring Umungwa community, while the suspect and the injured are from the same Umunachi community in the Obowo Local Government Area.”
When contacted, Bala Elkana, the police spokesman in the state, said he had yet to be briefed on the development.