One Onuigbo Nwankwoeke of Onyikwa Alike in Ikwo Local Government Area in Ebonyi State was, weekend, reportedly killed by his kinsman, one Michael Ochaya, 50, while trying to recover N100 debt owed him by the suspect.
According to the state police spokesman, ASP George Okafor, who confirmed the incident, one Nwabueze Nwedu reported to the police that Mr. Onigbo Nwankwoeke went to his brother’s house to demand N100 owed him by the suspect, Micheal Ochaya, but died in the process.
ASP Okafor told journalists that Mr. Nwedu also told the police that when late Nwankwoeke got to Ochaya’s house and demanded for his money, “the wife of Mr. Ochaya gave the N100 to Mr. Nwankwoeke, but the husband forcefully collected the money back and tore it. In the process, a scuffle ensued leading to the death of the said Micheal.”
He also said that what killed Mr. Nwankwoneke were the heavy blows that Ochaya landed on his chest, which knocked him off his feet, leading to his sudden death.
Vanguard learned that the corpse had been deposited at Onueke General Hospital for autopsy.
Okafor said investigation into the incident was on to ascertain the cause of the incident.