Some siblings in Imo State, have allegedly beaten their eldest brother to death in Imo State over a disagreement on how to share their father’s wealth. The incident happened in Okuku, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
The deceased whose name is Chinonso Azuatalam but popularly known as Dakwada, a welder and a father of two was allegedly beaten to death by his siblings in the presence of their maternal uncles who also came to share in the inheritance.
According to report, the deceased was involved in a fight with his immediate younger brother, Chibuzor when their youngest brothers, who are twins took a big stick and hit Chinonso on the back of his head which made him lose consciousness.
Although, Chinonso was rushed to an unnamed hospital, he was eventually pronounced dead.
It was also reported that the sister of Chinonso, Chioma Azuatalam who is a serving police officer also allegedly beat Chinonso’s wife who is said to be pregnant.
According to a witness, the younger brothers have fled after they heard their brother has been pronounced dead and the sister has been allegedly arrested by the police.
According to the witness, “Chinonso Azuatalam was the eldest son of the family. He had three younger brothers, Chibuzor and the twin boys. They were having serious issues with the sharing formula of their late father’s wealth”.
“While Chinonso was insisting that the properties be shared equally, the three other brothers, Chioma and their mother connived to share them without his consent”.
“In accordance with Igbo culture, their maternal relations from Agwa in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State were invited. While their uncles presided over a meeting on Tuesday, house, tempers flared”.
“The first and second sons started fighting. While the exchange of punches lasted, one of the twins hit the first son with a big stick and he lost consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead”.
“Their sister, Chioma Azuatalam, who is a police officer, also beat the deceased man’s pregnant wife. The brothers ran away on realising what had happened, but Chioma has been arrested”.
“The deceased had two daughters and his wife is heavily pregnant.”
The incident was confirmed yesterday by the President-General of the community, Martin Daniel.