Man Kills Brother Over N1,500 Electricity Bill

Man Kills Brother Over N1,500 Electricity Bill

Man Kills Brother Over N1,500 Electricity Bill

A suspect Peter Orji has allegedly shot dead his elder brother, Godwin for disconnecting his light over non-payment of his electricity bill in Uruagu, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The incident was said to have occurred on Tuesday in Okpunoeze, Uruagu, following a brawl between the two brothers over disconnection of the light.

The Nation gathered that trouble ensued when the suspect failed to pay his monthly bill of ₦1500, leading to disconnection of his light, before his confronting the elder brother (living on the same compound with him) over the development.

A source said: “The quarrel culminated to the point that Peter got angry, rushed into his room, grabbed his gun, came out and gunned down his elder brother, Godwin Orji, in a twinkle of an eye.

“Peter, after committing the act, quickly run to a nearest police station and surrendered himself, for the fear of being mobbed.

“Prior to the recent issue, there had been an age-old feud and vendetta between Mr. Peter Orji and his elder brother (the deceased) over a land dispute, for which he had been issuing life threats to his elder brother, which was not taken seriously.”

When contacted, Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect had been arrested contrary to claims that he willingly surrendered himself to the police.

He said: ” The wife of the suspect was first arrested at the scene of the crime, after which the suspect himself was arrested; both of whom are currently in the police custody.

“The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng has ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department ( CID) for discreet investigation.”
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