The Rivers State Police Command has begun looking for Patrick Chukwu, 40, after he ran away after killing his older brother Benedict Chukwu in Elele-Alimini in the state’s Emohua Local Government Area.
According to reports, the suspect shot and killed Benedict, a 44-year-old owner of a patent medicine store, on Monday, February 13, 2023, after a dispute over packing space.
Ambassador Joseph Asomeji, a former general secretary of the Elele-Alimini Community Development Committee, verified the occurrence to newsmen and claimed that Patrick caused the conflict by blocking the deceased’s intended place to park his motorcycle in their family complex.
They are both my cousins. The problem was that the older brother, the late Mr. Benedict Chukwu, would return to the family home where they both resided after his daily hustle, he said.
Patrick Chukwu, the younger brother, used chairs to block Benedict Chukwu’s path as he attempted to cross on his motorcycle.
The late elder brother begged the younger brother to clear the chairs that were in the way so that he could pass with his bike inside the family home where they both lived, but the younger brother refused.
Mr. Benedict kicked the chairs away angrily with his legs, and the younger brother grabbed up a wedge to strike the older brother.
But, neighbors arrived and took the wedge from his grasp. The neighbors gathered the younger brother and removed the machete from him after he went inside once more. ” As if that weren’t enough, the younger brother returned inside, grabbed a hunter’s gun, and fired a single shot into the elder brother’s neck, instantly killing him.
He stated that the deceased younger sibling fled the scene soon after committing the act, adding that the incident has been reported to the police.
The incident is abhorrent. We don’t know what motivated him to commit the crime. Nonetheless, the fact that they are both blood relatives remains. Their parents are the same. We reject the behavior. He continued, “Everyone who commits a crime must answer to the law.
SP Grace Iringe-Koko, the state police command’s spokesman, verified the event. The incidence is known to the command, and an investigation was going on. That is all I have to say at this time, she said.