How my brother, his wife, children killed my wife – Emenike

*Want Police to arrest other suspects

A father of five, Mr Emenike Okoye, from Umueri village in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, has narrated how his elder brother, George Okoye, his wife, Uzoma and children, Somtochukwu, Ifechukwu and Ifunanya beat his wife, Nkiru Okoye to death on July 19, 2022.

He also narrated how he escaped death by whiskers as they had beaten him to stupor which sent him into coma before the community vigilant operatives came to his rescue.

He said his elder brother, George Okoye in connivance with his family, his son, Somtochukwu and his cult members left him in his pool of blood, thinking he was dead but after sometime he staggered to the security people who took him to the police before he was rushed to the hospital.

Emenike who spoke from his hospital bed said on that on that fateful day, his brother, his wife and their children who are now at large came to warn him not to pass through the narrow path in their family compound.

When he asked the reason, they replied that the place and indeed the entire family compound belong to them.

He said after thus encounter, they left but later returned with some boys believed to be cult boys which his brother’s second son allegedly belong and started beating him and his wife, now late in the process.

Emenike narrated that his elder brother’s wife instructed his second son, Somtochukwu to use the axe he wielded to finish his late wife.
“Immediately, the boy hit my wife the axe on the head, she slumped and died. They then faced me, cutting every parts of my body; the upper part of my right eye and head with the axe. I slumped and became unconscious as well,” he lamented.
Emenike said he was unconscious when he was taken to the hospital, and it was when the doctors revived him that he knew where he was.
Even after several days at the hospital, Emenike was still writhing in pain, complaining that his waist and head were still aching, hence the need for comprehensive medical examination.
He lamented the brutal murder of his wife, which has left him with five children to cater for.
According to him, the Police is yet to arrest his brother’s wife, Uzoma Okoye, his son, Somtiochukwu, his two daughters and others who killed his wife and inflicted injuries on him with axe and other dangerous weapons.

He complained that he has exhausted his money on hospital bills, yet he has not recovered, also, the feeding of his children is now borne by his elder sister, Mrs Monica Onwuegbusi.

Speaking with a lot of pains and tears flowing his cheeks, Emenike said he is yet to come to terms that his wife has been killed by his own brother, his wife and children.

He called on the Police to immediately effect the arrest of all those involved in the dastardly act so that justice will be done to his family and the soul of his murdered wife.
The body of late Nkiru Okoye has been deposited at the Iyienu hospital mortuary.
He is appealing for financial help to offset his hospital bills as well as take care of his children.

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