Two men have been arrested for murder: one for beheading his step mother, the other for killing his brother.
Nwibo was said to butchered his 60-year-old step mother, Mrs. Otubo Nwibo, because she reportedly refused to allow him access to his late father's property while the reason for Mkpuma killing his brother is still yet to be ascertained by the police.
It was gathered that in the Alibaruhu incident, Nwibo had severed the head of his step mother with a machete following an argument.
A resident of the area, Paulinus Ikwuruma, said the late woman had invited men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to arrest the suspect after he had threatened to kill her following an earlier disagreement.
On sighting the NSCDC men, Nwibo dashed out of his room with a machete and swooped on the officials who managed to escape.
He then turned his attention to his step mother and descended on her.
“Simon and his step mother have been at logger heads for sometime and when Simon sighted his stepmother and two NSCDC men she invited, he picked up his machete and started chasing them.
The two NSCDC officials ran took to the heels while his aged stepmother could not run fast. He cut the woman with the machete until she died.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP George Okafor, described the incident as horrible, saying the suspect resisted arrest but was over-powered by the police.
“It was around 1700 hours on March 23 that Paulinus Ikwuruma reported to the police that Simon Nwibo, aged 32 unlawfully killed his father’s wife, Mrs. Otubo Nwibo, of about 60 years, with a machete.
The victim was seen in a pool of her blood and the head almost separated from the body. The machete was also recovered.”