Vanguard (Lagos)

17 January 2013

Nigeria: Angry Youths Unleash Terror On Murder Suspects in Imo

Owerri — The brutal murder of one of the community leaders in Isiebu autonomous community, Nze Hilary Onuoha, has sparked angry reactions from the youths.

Already, the homes of Ichie Romanus Akano and Marcel Emeh, who were allegedly fingered as masterminds of the murder, have been burnt.

One of the angry youths told Vanguard on strict grounds of anonymity that all the members of the two families, whose heads stood accused of the crime, scampered into safety on seeing the surging angry youths.

Vanguard recalls that late Onuoha returned home last Tuesday and told his brother, Bonaventure Onuoha, that his "stomach was burning."

Before his eventual death a few minutes later, the dying man equally disclosed that he drank locally brewed gin sold by one Marcel Eme, adding that he suspected the gin was poisoned.

It was further gathered that Emeh initially denied poisoning the drink but when it was clear that the autopsy result would allegedly nail him, he went back to the dead man's brother and confessed.

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