One Peter Orji has reportedly killed his elder brother, Godwin Orji for allegedly disconnecting his power over non-payment of electricity bill.
The suspect, a native of Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State had shot his brother following a heated argument that ensued between the two brothers over the disconnection.
The argument, according to the Daily Trust, ensued after Godwin disconnected Peter’s electricity for failing to pay his monthly bill of ₦1,500.
This reportedly made him angry, thereby confronting his elder brother, who lived in the same compound with him.
A source said, “The quarrel degenerated to the point that the defaulter, Peter, got angry, rushed into his room, grabbed his gun and shot his elder brother, Godwin.
“Peter, after committing the act, ran to a nearest police station and surrendered himself, for fear of being mobbed.
“Prior to the recent issue, there had been a feud between Peter and his elder brother over a parcel of land.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, stated that the suspect had been arrested.
He said, “The wife of the suspect was first arrested at the scene of the crime, after which the suspect himself was arrested; both of whom are currently in police custody.”
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