A man identified as Raphael Izuchukwu, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command over the killing of his ailing brother Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, 46, over rising medical bills.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Wednesday that the incident happened on August 3, Punch Metro reports.
Amaraizu said that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect confessed to killing his brother and burying him in the early hours of August 3.
He said that the suspect claimed that the deceased had been sick for long and there was no money to continue bearing the cost of his brother’s treatment.
The spokesman said the police arrested the suspect following a tip-off.
“The sleepy and calm community of Ugwuagbo-Inyi in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State was thrown into mourning as the news of the killing and burying of a brother by another brother was released to the members of the public.
“It was gathered that one Raphael Izuchukwu from Ugwuagbo-Inyi community had, on that fateful day, killed his elder brother identified as one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu and went ahead to bury him.
“Full-scale investigations have commenced as the suspect is now helping the police in their investigations,’’ he said.