The Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday, said it has launched investigation into the murder of a Rice farmer in Nenwe, Aninri Local Government Area of the state and subsequent retaliatory killing of the alleged assailant.
Our correspondent gathered that a young man of about 25 years old, identified as Ifeanyi Ubah, a native of Nomeh in Nkanu East Council Area of the state had gone to Emudo Village in Nenwe, a neighbouring community and killed his victim who was returning from his rice farm with his wife.
Sources told our correspondent that the suspect who was later killed had cut off the head and hid same in a bag, took it home before luck ran out of him and was caught by his people who later handed him over to Nenwe people.
One of the sources, who gave his name as Dj-stuky Guy, told our correspondent that the said Ifeanyi came to Nenwe and ambushed the victim along the farm track road.
“The victim had gone to his rice farm with his wife to apply fertilizer and other pesticides and while he was returning home with his wife in motorcycle, the suspect struck and pushed them down. The wife was lucky and ran away while the husband was matcheted, and subsequently was killed and head cut off.
“After killing and cutting off his head, he hid it in a fertilizer bag and took it home with the victim’s motorcycle. Unfortunately, for him he was caught in his community when the head fell off from the motorcycle he was riding and he was apprehended by members of his community.