Okey Sampson, Umuahia
The people of Mgboko Umuoria in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia
State were yesterday thrown into mourning mood following the stabbing
to death of one of theirs by his cousin over mango fruit. The incident
happened around 1:30pm and the deceased name was given as Solomon
It was gathered that one of the deceased sons had gone to the compound
of his uncle identified as Mr. Chinedu Omeonu to pick some fallen
It was said that Omeonu grabbed Orji’s son and flogged the little boy
mercilessly to the extent he fainted.
Orji was said to have rushed to his cousin’s house to inquire why he
should flog his son to a state of unconsciousness.
Omeonu was said to have been very harsh on his cousin which resulted
in hot exchanging of words after which Orji carried his son home.
As Orji was going home, the assailant reported went inside his house,
picked a cutlass and went after the deceased and stabbed him at the
back base of the neck and he died instantly.
According to a source, “Orji’s son went to his father’s cousin’s
compound to pluck some mango fruits, but the owner, Omeonu beat him
up. I think there were some problems between both families that could
necessitate such action.
“When Solomon got information about the beating of his son, he went to
Mr. Chinedu Omeonu’s house to inquire. After the exchange of words,
Solomon took his son home. On his way home, Omeonu went after him with
a cutlass and inflicted several cuts on his neck”.
Angered by the incident, youths of the community arrested Omeonu and
handed him over to the Police.
The state commissioner of police could not be reached on her mobile
phone number, but a senior police officer in Aba confirmed the
incident and said the assailant is in police custody.