On Monday, the Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the butchering of a little girl whose name has yet to be revealed, as well as two (2) others, by a forty-year-old man named Chibuike Ochie over an unnamed misunderstanding.
On Sunday, the suspect, Ochie, was claimed to have attacked the property where a girl and her brother’s wife, as well as a laborer, were cultivating and butchered them.
The incident occurred at Uburu village, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State, according to the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Aliyu Garba, who spoke via the PPRO, DSP Loveth Odah.
Chibuike, it was reported, arrived at their farms, went mad, and began inflicting machete injuries on anybody he came across.
He killed his sister-in-law, younger sister, and hired a laborer in the process, according to reports.
According to Odah, investigations are still ongoing to determine what caused the three people to be attacked and killed by their own brother.
She did, however, warn the kids in the vicinity to be cautious and not take the law into their own hands.
According to Odah, “It was reported that by 1640hrs of 24th of October, 2021, when the family of Ochie were in the farm including a hired labourer that was farming for them on that particular day. One of their brothers, Chibuike Ochie, went into the farm and suddenly started macheting them.
“He succeeded in macheting Ogechi Ochie 32 years old who was said to be the wife of the elder brother and the younger sister Margaret Ochie, 35 years old and the said labourer. The three of them were macheted to death on that farm and he escaped.
“In the process of fleeing the scene, irate youths of that area caught and mobbed him. As I’m talking to you now, he is still critically sick to the extent that he is living on a life support machine.
“Investigation is still on, but it will be properly ongoing when this man survives.
“That is why we keep discouraging the youth from taking laws into their hands especially when a person committed offence like this. If they brought the person to us, he would have told us the reasons he had to do this to his family members and he would have faced the law. But in this case, a lot of money is being spent to revive this person.
“The incident took place at Obegu farm in Uburu. According to the DPO who visited the place, he said the farmland is about 25km away from Uburu town.”