A man, identified as Victor Iwu, has allegedly killed his kinsman, known as Bright Odi, over marital rites struck in Umueje village, Obinze community, in the Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday.
A resident of the community, who identified himself only as Cosmos, told our source in Owerri on Tuesday, that the youth set the house of the suspect on fire after news broke that the victim had been confirmed dead in a hospital.
Cosmos said trouble started when the suspect and the victim had an issue on the sharing formula of the bride price of one of their sisters, who recently got married.
He said, “Victor kicked Bright, an electrician in his scrotum over the sharing formula of the pride price proceeds of one of their sisters who recently got married. He immediately lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead on the next day, Tuesday. Out of anger, the youths set the family house of the suspect on fire.”
Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesperson in the state, said the incident had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Ikeokwu said the suspect is at large but will soon be arrested.