Siblings Arrested In Imo For Allegedly Beating First Son To Death Over Their Late Father’s Property

The police in Imo state have arrested two siblings over the death of their brother who was beaten during an argument over the sharing formula of their father’s property.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ikeokwu Orlando, states that on April 12, operatives of the Divisional Police headquarters in Owerri west arrested Chioma Emenyionu and her brother, one Mishark Emenyionu, both of Uborji Village, in Okuku, Owerri West LGA, Imo State. Ikeowku said they were arrested in connection to the murder of their brother, one Chinonso Emenyionu.

”Preliminary investigation reveals that the late Chinonso  was protesting the formula  used  in the sharing of  the Father’s  property,  as a result  of which  he picked  up a matchet and threatened  to cut his mum.

His sister, Chioma Emenyionu then called their other brothers, Chigbu, Mishark, and Shedrack Emenyionu, all of whom  arrived  the scene and descended on the late Chinonso and beat him to stupor. 

Consequently, he was rushed to the  hospital where he was confirmed dead. The statement in part read

Ikeokwu said the corpse has been deposited in  the morgue, while  effort is on to arrest the other siblings. 

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