Ebonyi state Police Command has arrested one Paul Unegu of Hausa Quarters in Izzi Unuphu community, Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state for killing his elder brother, Sunday Unegu.
ASP George Okafor, Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident and said that the suspect has been arrested and will be arraigned in court after investigation.
He explained that the state police command received a distress call on the matter and when the policemen arrive at the scene, the victim was already in his pool of blood and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
It gathered that Paul killed his elder brother on Thursday in a scuffle as a result of the incessant accusation from Sunday that Paul has been stealing his fowls and has been warning him to desist from that.
The victim’s wife, Ifeoma told sympathizers that Paul continued to steal her husband’s fowls which annoyed him and he confronted Paul in his house, leading to a violent fight between the two.
“I told my husband not to go to Paul’s house because of the matter because I know how he behaves but he did not listen to my advice.
“Look at what it has resulted to; am now a widow in this early stage”, she explained.
An eyewitness said the victim confronted Paul with a bottle with which he hit him on the chest and went back and brought cutlass from his house.
“So, when Sunday came back with the cutlass, Paul confronted him and two of them started struggling with the cutlass.
“In the process, the cutlass got his throat and he fell down while blood started gushing out seriously”, she lamented.