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Tragedy Man runs amok, throws mother inside well, stones her to death

A man has sent a quiet community into a frenzy after he threw his mother into a well and used block to pelt her.

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The deceased being brought out the well play

The deceased being brought out the well

(Sun Newspaper)

The sleepy village of Ezigbo in the Igbo-Ukwu Autonomous Community, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, was thrown into a frenzy over weekend after a young man allegedly ran amok and threw his mother into an abandoned well in his father's compound, before pelting her with broken blocks, killing her in the process.

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According to reports, the man identified as Ejike Nwankwo Ohagba, 30, had, in September, 2015, killed two of his siblings in the same well, set his family house ablaze and disappeared, only to re­appear in the community last week to continue his killing spree.

On the day of the incident, the widowed woman, Christiana Nwankwo, had gone to the farm with a 14-year old boy, Chiemerie, at the family compound, not knowing that he murderous son was hiding somewhere in wait for her.

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It was gathered it was the teenage boy who first saw the suspect and alerted the deceased that he was in the com­pound but before they could escape, Ejike had pounced on his mother while the young boy managed to escape.

He then overpowered the old woman, threw her into the well and started throwing the broken blocks into it to ensure that his mother was did not survive, before the boy could alert other members of the community.

Reacting to the incident, the traditional ruler of community Igwe Martin Eze, Idu of Igbo-Ukwu, said he was still in shock over the incident and actu­ally dumbfounded.

The monarch said the incident was reported to the police and implored 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.

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