One Chinedu Omeonu has killed his cousin, Solomon Orji, over mangoes in Mgboko Umuoria community in Obingwa council area of Abia State.
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Orji’s son had gone to pluck some mangoes in the house of Omeonu but the latter beat the boy until he was unconscious.
On hearing about the incident, Orji was said to have gone to ask Omeonu for explanation.
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Vanguard reports the matter degenerated into an argument after which Orji left for his house. It was on his way that Omeonu attacked him from behind with a cutlass, inflicting cuts all over his neck. He died before he could be taken to a hospital.
Angry youths of the community were said to have dragged Omeonu to the police station.
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However, Geoffrey Ogbonna, the state Police Public Relations Officer, told Vanguard that he is not aware of the incident.