A twenty five year old boy has been allegedly murdered at Eziama village, Amanuke in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The incident which took place on sunday evening threw the entire community into mourning as the parents of the deceased cried uncontrollably.
sympathisers gathered at the family compound of the deceased boy, Uchenna Nwankwor to console the immediate family over what they described as strange and unfortunate .
His mother could not hold back her tears as she laid beside her son calling him to come back to life.
His father, Mr Benjamin Nwankwor narrated that his son had an argument with someone, which he said led to a fight at about six o’clock sunday evening.
He alleged that the suspect who hails from Ebonyi state axed his son on the head, leaving him in the pool of his own blood.
According to him, “my Son was rushed to a nearby chemist before we later took him to the hospital where he died late in the evening. I was told he was fighting with an Abakiliki boy who lives in our community., When i got there, i saw a big hole on my sons head. Am in pains”
A leader in the area, Chief Chief Charles Obi, while describing the incident as unfortunate said the community had an existing law prohibiting anyone from fighting with weapons.
Chief Obi adviced the youths in the area not to take laws into their hands and also to stay away from violence.
“We made a law since in Amanuke that if you fight with weapon you will be punished, this incident is very bad and strange. “
Another respondent, Mr Shedrack Nnanwube regretted the level of intake of alcohol and drugs among youths and called for justice to prevail in the incident.
“Let me use this medium to tell them again, drinking hard substances and fighting is not good, let the youths desist from it. “
When contacted on telephone, the PPRO, Anambra State Command, Mr Mohammed Haruna said the incident had not been officially reported to the police.
As at the time of filling this report, the sympathisers were still gathered and waiting for security agents to arrive before the corpse could be buried.
Radio Nigeria Correspondent Uche Ndeke who visited the area reports that the suspect is said to be at large.