A native of Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, identified as Peter Orji, reportedly shot his brother dead over payment of N1,500 electricity bill.
According to reports, the elder brother Godwin Orji was arguing with Peter over his refusal to pay N1,500 for his monthly electricity bill on Tuesday.
It was learnt that the electricity supply into Peter’s flat had earlier been disconnected. This reportedly made him confront his elder brother, who lived in the same compound with him.
A source in the community said Peter, who was angered by the development, stormed into his flat, brought out a gun and allegedly shot his elder brother Godwin to death.
Peter, after committing the act, ran to a nearest police station and surrendered himself, for fear of being mobbed.
“Prior to the recent issue, there had been a feud between Peter and his elder brother over a parcel of land,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, however, said the suspect was arrested contrary to claims that he willingly surrendered himself to the police.
According to DSP Ikenga, “The wife of the suspect was first arrested at the scene of the crime, after which the suspect himself was arrested; both of whom are currently in police custody.
Adding that the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, had ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.”