Man goes berserk, kills own brother in Ekiti

Man goes berserk, kills own brother in Ekiti

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Ekiti after he turned on his own brother and allegedly killed him. The incident occurred on Thursday, August 29th, 2019.

The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Amba Asuquo, announced this in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday. Further, he disclosed that the man also stole a motorcycle belonging to his victim. Asuquo spoke while parading the alleged killer and 24 other suspects for various criminal offences at the Police headquarters.

The commissioner alleged that the man killed his brother with a knife and a long screw-driver on Aug. 29. He also revealed that the suspect hails from Jege in Kogi. Additionally, the Police Chief disclosed that the man with three others now at large invaded the victim’s house at Abe Cocoa area, Okeila, and stabbed him to death.

After allegedly killing the victim, the commissioner said the suspect went away with his Bajaj motorbike marked Ekiti ADK 100-UJ. He noted that the knife and long screw-driver as well as the motorcycle had been recovered from the fleeing man.

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“They hit him in the stomach and pierced his intestine when his wife and children were not at home,” he said.

My brother was stingy, says man arrested for killing brother

Asuquo also alleged that the attackers drove a long screw-driver into the deceased’s skull. This occurred while struggling to rob him of the motorcycle.

Also recounting to newsmen how his brother was killed, the man described his brother as stingy. Further, he revealed that he only hired his friends to help him collect money from the victim.

“I did not really follow them inside the room.

“But upon realising that my brother had been stabbed and was shouting, I then rushed in and wanted to rescue him. But he bit me and chopped off my finger.

“The guys later came to my house to attack me. They wanted to sell the motorcycle, I resisted it. I was thinking of coming to the police to report when I was arrested with the motorcycle,” he said.

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