A man identified as Ejike Nwankwo Ohagba from Ezigbo
village, Igbo-Ukwu community, Aguata Local Government
Area of Anambra State on Thursday, April 7, went crazy
and threw his mother into an abandoned well in his father’s
compound. He then threw blocks into the well to kill her.
According to Anambra State news, the 30-year-old suspect
had earlier in September 2015 allegedly killed two of his
siblings in the same well, set his family house ablaze and
disappeared only to reappear last week to kill his mother.
“The suspect’s mother, late Mrs Christiana Nwankwo
Ohagba, a widow, took off from where she was taking
refuge since her family house was burnt to do some
farming with a 14-year old boy, Chiemerie at the family
compound. Meanwhile, the source said, the suspect was
hiding somewhere within the compound, with his mother
completely unaware of the danger lurking around the
Chiemerie spotted the suspect and alerted the deceased.
Chiemerie escaped but unfortunately, the deceased could
not as the suspect attacked her, Sunday Sun reports.
“After wrestling with him to free herself in vain, she was
thrown into the well by the suspect who went ahead to
gather blocks and started throwing them into the well to
ensure that she did not survive. They said it was Chiemerie
who reported the attack on them to other members of the
community after running for a distance from the scene of
the incident. But before help could come, the widow was
already dead in the well and the suspect had varnished
again. Police and the local vigilante were invited to help and
bring out her body from the well.”
The traditional ruler of Igbo-Ukwu community, Igwe Martin
Eze, Idu of Igbo-Ukwu, who confirmed the tragic incident
said he was shocked, adding that the case has been
reported to the police.
While urging the federal and state governments to set up
rehabilitation centres in many communities where people
could be rehabilitated when they begin to exhibit unusual
behaviour, he also said that jobs should be created to get
the youths employed to reduce the level of hardship which
he noted was responsible for increase in crime in the
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),
Mr Ali Okechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said
he was yet to confirm the incident.
Source: Anambra State/Facebook/ Sunday Sun