The serenity of Azikoro suburb in the outskirt of Yenagoa was yesterday shattered when a young man allegedly killed his cousin with a machete.
The tragic incident, it was learnt, occurred in the forest between Azikoro and Agbura community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Though the motive for the attack could not be immediately ascertained, it was gathered that the assailant, identified as Richman Osain, now in police custody, dealt a fatal machete blow on one Diedem Otegbe, said to be his relation, leading to his death.
Sources from the area told Vanguard that until the sad incident the duo who went to the forest were best of friends and living in the same house.
Some of the natives returning from their farmland were said to have raised alarm on noticing the body of the deceased leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna (DSP) confirmed the incident.