A 17 year old boy identified as Dominic Adiele of Uzi-Ezike kindred Umuzu in Eziama-Ubulu was allegedly beaten up by his uncle, the wife and six children on Sunday, 27th May 2018 leading to his death at an undisclosed Hospital in Ihiala Anambra State on the 28th May 2018.
The tragic incident is reported to have occurred at the Imo Community of Oru West Local government Area of the state.
According to reports, the incident happened following arguments over possessions in the shared compound.
The boy’s uncle identified as Patrick Adiele and his wife, Theresa Adiele, and their eldest male child, Somkelee Adiele were all reported to have put hands together to deal with the deceased.
Information gathered has it that the Adiele’s have fought for years over ancestral inheritances; and that Dominic’s father, Odinma Adiele, was allegedly killed in similar circumstance 15 years ago by the same Patrick.
The teenager’s death triggered an unpleasant reaction as his maternal relatives of Awo-idemili arrived Uziezike on the 29th May 2018 and in conjunction with the aggrieved locals – burned down the house of Patrick Adiele, and destroyed his farms and other agricultural produce.
Patrick, his wife and four children, including Somkelee have been arrested by the Police. Reports from the Police indicate that investigations have already started into the case.