BY ANAYO OKOLI
ABA — THE Police in Osisioma, Abia State have arrested four members of the same family over alleged murder of their kinsman, 58-year-old Samuel Nwakoromadugba.
The four suspects from Obiekwensu village, Aro-Ngwa in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government are Izuchukwu Uzoma, Kenneth Uzoma, Chika Uzoma and Edith Uzoma.
They were alleged to have conspired among themselves and killed one Samuel Nwakoromadugba of the same village, with machete at about 11.50 a.m last Sunday.
According to sources, before the incident, the Uzoma and Nwakoromadugba families of Obiekwensu village were said to be having a dispute which was reported at the Osisioma police division.
The source said the dispute between the two families involved a case of alleged threat to life which was said to have been reported by the son of the deceased to the police.
Following the report, the father of the suspects was arrested and detained by the police at the Osisioma Division of the Abia Police Command.
Irked by the action of the Nwakoromadugba family, the suspects were alleged to have ambushed the deceased on his way home and gave him severe machete cut on the head which led to his death.
The matter was said to have been reported to the police in the area who took the corpse to the mortuary.
The Abia State Police Commissioner, Usman Tilli Abubake, could not confirm the incident as he was attending the state security council meeting when our reporter called him. Calls also put to the Aba Area Commander and Command’s PPRO were unanswered.