A middle-aged man identified as Maduka Nworiegu has been reportedly killed in Ebonyi state by a five-man gang allegedly led by his elder brother.
The incident is reported to have occurred at Akunakuna Village, Amagu area of the state.
Residents of the area, according to reports, said Nworiegu was beaten by the gang members with iron, cudgels and other dangerous weapon till he died.
Younger brother of the deceased, Donald, alleged that the assailants dropped the corpse of the victim at his father’s house and fled the village when they discovered that he had died.
“Our brother hired assassins to kill him. It was our brother that led the gang that killed him. The victim is my immediate younger brother. We are from the same parents. I was not aware that there was any problem between the two because if there was, my father would have known or even told me,” Donald is quoted by the Sun as saying.
“I was not home when it happened but my people told me that they beat him with iron and other weapons and when they discovered that he had died, they kept him in our father’s parlour and ran away.”
Meanwhile, police authorities in state have yet to confirm the incident.