Two siblings identified as Chioma Emenyionu and her brother, one Mishark Emenyionu, both of Uborji Village, in Okuku, Owerri West LGA, Imo State. Ikeowku have both been arrested in connection with the murder of their brother, Chinonso Emenyionu.
The arrest of the suspects was confirmed Wednesday by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ikeokwu Orlando, who revealed that the suspects were arrested after their brother was beaten to death during an argument over the sharing formula of their father’s property.
According to SP Orlando in a statement, Chinonso was beaten to death after protesting the formula used in the sharing of the Father’s property, which forced him to pick up a matchet and threatened to cut his mum.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the late Chinonso was protesting the formula used in the sharing of the Father’s property, as a result of which he picked up a matchet and threatened to cut his mum.
“His sister, Chioma Emenyionu then called their other brothers, Chigbu, Mishark, and Shedrack Emenyionu, all of whom arrived at the scene and descended on the late Chinonso and beat him to stupor.
“Consequently, he was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead,”the statement in part read.
DSP Orlando also added that the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue, while effort is on to arrest the other fleeing siblings.