A middle-aged man,Vincent Igwe of Enyikpe Ulayi community in Ado local government area of Benue State, has been allegedly murdered by his siblings for his alleged involvement in witchcraft and sorcery.
The deceased, who was killed few days ago, was hacked to death by his nine brothers who accused him of being behind unusual happenings and strange deaths in the family and community.
The accused persons were yesterday paraded before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court. They were alleged to have used machetes, knives and sticks to brutalize the victim who died on the spot from the injuries he sustained.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Terzunge Kajo, the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Felicia Igwe, had a few days ago reported at the Igumale Police Station that the accused persons, allegedly led by Peter and Patrick Ebele, conspired among themselves and pummeled her husband.
After murdering their victim, the accused persons are also alleged to marching to the home of one Chukwuma Ebere, assaulting him with machetes and leaving him in a pool of his own blood thinking he had died.
However, their second victim is currently in coma and receiving medical attention at a public hospital in Otukpo.
Terzungwe disclosed further that during the police investigations, all nine brothers were arrested and allegedly confessed of their involvements in the alleged crimes.
Meanwhile, at the mention of the case in Court, the Police Prosecutor told the court that investigation into the matter was still ongoing and asked for an adjournment of the case.
No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction, the presiding Chief Magistrate Theresa Wergba adjourned the matter to the eighth of next month for further mention and ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody.