Tragedy struck on Sunday 25th March, 2018, at Eyosio – Osung Village in Udung Uko local government area of Akwa Ibom state, as it was gathered that a suspect whose name was not given reportedly killed his uncle identified as Chief Joshua Ekpo, over a disagreement.
Facebook user, Sunday Esu, who shared the report but however never disclosed what led to the man’s death wrote;
What do you wish a young man that did this to his Uncle on Sunday 25th March, 2018, at Eyosio – Osung Village in Udung Uko LGA? “Do not pay back evil for evil
suggest he should be forgiven completely. Rest in peace Chief Joshua Ekpo.
I will ever miss those moments we joked together with your son Kolobee.
This is coming months after the Enugu State Police Command, announced the arrest of a man, Daniel Ekemezie, for allegedly killing his uncle, Pa Patrick Odoh (83), over land dispute. The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement and further added that the suspect blamed the devil for his action.
Amaraizu said that the killing happened at Ukpata community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state. He stated that police acting on intelligence, promptly nabbed the suspect who confessed what transpired between him and his late uncle. The suspect also said that he and his uncle had been locked, in a protracted land dispute.
According to the suspect, aoound 8 p.m. he, Ekemezie alias Bakassi and a father of two, left his house in Ukpata community and headed to his uncle’s place, Pa Odoh place, who was believed to be about 83 years.
“On getting to the place, I woke my uncle up and tied his mouth with cloth to avoid him shouting, while I whisked him quietly that evening to Iyimkpafu/Ofiakputu forest in our community. I tied him on the tree with rope and left him till March 8, 2017. When I discovered after five days that he was dead, I buried him in a shallow grave” he said.