Chibuike Ochie, 40, was arrested by police in Ebonyi state for the murder of his sister-in-law, younger sister, and a hired laborer.
According to reports, on Sunday, October 24, the suspect went insane, stormed the farmland where the deceased folks were farming in Uburu village, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State, and attacked them.
He attempted to flee but was apprehended by angry local youths who attacked him. According to the police, he is presently on life support at the hospital.
Confirming the incident to reporters, the state police command’s spokesman, Loveth Odah, said investigations were still ongoing to determine what prompted the attack and deaths of the three people.
It was reported that by 1640hrs of 24th of October, 2021, when the family of Ochie were in the farm including a hired labourer that was farming for them on that particular day. One of their brothers, Chibuike Ochie, went into the farm and suddenly started macheting them.
He succeeded in macheting Ogechi Ochie 32 years old who was said to be the wife of the elder brother and the younger sister Margaret Ochie, 35 years old and the said labourer. The three of them were macheted to death on that farm and he escaped.
In the process of fleeing the scene, irate youths of that area caught and mobbed him. As I’m talking to you now, he is still critically sick to the extent that he is living on a life support machine.
Investigation is still on, but it will be properly ongoing when this man survives.
That is why we keep discouraging the youth from taking laws into their hands especially when a person committed offence like this. If they brought the person to us, he would have told us the reasons he had to do this to his family members and he would have faced the law. But in this case, a lot of money is being spent to revive this person.
The incident took place at Obegu farm in Uburu. According to the DPO who visited the place, he said the farmland is about 25km away from Uburu town.