|The victim being tied on a crane (inset photo: the suspect)|
According to reports, Okpoko who hails from Umunnaama, Eziowelle town in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, was accused of abducting a 16-years-old boy, Chidera Ezeanya in Eziowelle area of the state on Sunday, October1st, 2017.
It was gathered that he allegedly tied and hung him on a hand-crane and by the time Chidera’s dead body was discovered the next day by the youths in the village, some vital organs were missing from his body.
Okafor said when they waited till night without seeing him, they went to their various houses, adding that the next morning being Monday October 2, when they learnt that Chidera had not come back, they all went to Ifeanyi Okpoko’s house in search of him, only to see find him tied and hung on a hand-crane.
He said; “We shouted and ran out to call elderly people in the village but before we came back, Okpoko had untied the body, put it in his car and drove out of his compound. It was later that we heard that his body had been deposited at a mortuary in Ogidi."
However, he said the village has tied palm frond around Okpoko’s house as a sign of ostracization.
Pa Uzomah said that according to their rule, they don’t bring police into issues in their village, adding that the gruesome murder of Chidera by his own kinsmen is beyond the village and prayed that justice should be served for the slain boy. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>