BY ERIC UGBOR
ABA — TRAGEDY struck, last weekend, at Obegu Autonomous Community in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area of Abia State when two youths, Nkwachukwu Onyeukwu and Eze Kafor, lost their lives over N1000.
Nkwachukwu Onyeukwu, a.k.a One Thousand, was the son to the village head of the community and village youth leader, while Eze Kafor , a.k.a Senator, was a prominent youth in the community.
A reliable eyewitness told Vanguard that the duo died while struggling for N1,000 commission meant for the youths from the proceeds of palm fruit sales in the community.
The buyer of the community palm fruit, from Cross River State, whose name could not be identified at press time, was supposed to have settled the youths with the said sum of N1,000 but was only able to provide N300.
While Nkwachukwu, the youth leader, appealed to Eze to allow the buyer to go and pay the balance later, Eze refused and a scuffle ensued during which Eze collected the palm fruit buyer’s knife and fatally struck Nkwachukwu.
Angry youths of the community on hearing the sad news, trooped to Eze’s residence, bundled him into his house, set it ablaze and watched him die inside it.