A man identified as Chibuike Ochie, Friday, reportedly hacked his sister in-law, his own sibling and a labourer to death at Uburu in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State.
Chibuike who is suspected to be in his early forties invaded the farm land where the deceased were farming and attacked them with machete.
He was said to had first killed his brother’s wife Ogechi Ochie 32 years old, his younger sister Margaret Ochie, 35 years old before descending on the hired laborer working for them at Obegu farm which is about 25km away from Uburu town”.
However, his reason for unleashing such terror was yet to be known.
It was gathered that Uburu youths were alerted to the ugly incident and they rushed to the scene of attack, caught him in the process of fleeing the scene and quickly demobilized.
Chibuike is currently fighting for his life after being mobbed by the youths of the community.
Police in Ebonyi confirmed the report.
The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, said that investigation was ongoing, even as advised youths to refrain from taken laws into their hands.
“It was reported that by 1640hrs of 23rd 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 brother’s 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, 35years old and the said labourer. The three of them were macheted to death in that farm and he escaped.
“In the process of fleeing the scene, irate youth 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.
“The investigation is still ongoing but it will be properly ongoing when this man survives.
“That is why we keep discouraging the Youths from taken the laws into there hands especially when a person committed offense. Like this incident if they brought the person to us he would have told us the reasons he had to do this to his family members and face 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 D.P.O that visited the place he said the farm land is about 25km away from Uburu town”.