No Mercy: Man Gruesomely Murdered With Stones In Ebonyi

According to reports from the Nigerian media space, a man was brutally killed in a dispute over a piece of land in the South-east.

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the murder of a man, Philip Ugwu, 60, by suspected worshippers following a land dispute in Afikpo Local Government Area.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr George Okafor, said on Monday that the incident occurred at Amebo-Ndebo village.

Okafor said that the matter was reported to the police on Sept. 30 by the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Abani Ugwu, adding that one Tochukwu Okoh, an evangelist, had been arrested in connection with the incident.

He said the deceased’s wife alleged that Okoh and three others attacked her husband with stones.

The officer also quoted the widow as saying that her husband who could not withstand the attack eventually became unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.

He said that his body had been deposited in a mortuary and would undergo autopsy. The spokesperson said that the divisional police officer for the area led a team of detectives and anti-crime patrol officers to the scene and arrested the suspect.

He said, “We are currently on the trail of other suspects and I am sure that they will soon be arrested due to the useful information at our disposal.

“We assure the public that the matter will be investigated thoroughly while the culprits will be duly prosecuted.”

The victim, popularly called Boxer or Coach, had argued with the worshippers in a new generation church over the erection of a fence to demarcate their lands.

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  • WillieBravo

    We live in a cruel cruel world. Smh.

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    So na church people stone d man to death

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Land matters remains another big wahala here in the country, people can do what one can’t imagine just because of Land.

  • emekachilaka

    hmm those guys must face the full law which kind rubbish be that

  • chika bibian

    Land wey them go all die leave someday… Smh

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That is what they fail to understand

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      That is what baffles me

  • badmos

    Na anoda case b dis! Dis guys no follow d rule of law and dey may go scot free. And some people will talk about law dat dosent exist.

  • Hmmm land wahala …smh

  • Olovo Obinna

    Land dispute …another big issue in Nigeria… The do called evangelist did not act like one @all