A mob has reportedly killed one man, identified as Daniel Mgba, for allegedly killing his brother, Samuel Eze, in Ndi Agwu community in Abam, Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
This was disclosed by the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Bala, who addressed journalists at the state secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Umuahia on Sunday.
Bala, while addressing newsmen, clarified that the deaths is unconnected to the presidential and National Assembly elections held in the state on Saturday, as reported by several individuals and organisations.
According to the CP, Mgba, who is suspected to be mentally unstable was disturbing the peace of his community that elections will not hold, leading members of his family to ask his relation, Samuel Eze, to go and talk to his brother to stop his threat.
The police boss said, “The man (Daniel Mgba), deranged, strangled his brother (Samuel Eze) to death.”
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The CP explained that Mgba was arrested by the community and “we told them not to harm him.
“But before we arrived, he was lynched by a mob and his house set ablaze and unfortunately, the community lost two brothers.”
He said under community partnership, “we decided to engage the two families for peace.”
He added, “Abia is God’s own state and we committed ourselves into the hands of God.
“Through prayer and fasting, we pleaded with God to grant Abia State peace.
“We thank God and all others for their commitment to peace. We were able to achieve this with other sister security agencies.”
The police boss stated that the deaths is the result of a misunderstanding between the kinsmen and warned against spreading news that may cause panic in the state.