An Anambra State High Court sitting in Ihiala has discharged and acquitted two brothers, Chidiebere and Ewuzie Okeke, accused of killing their cousin, Okwuchukwu Okeke of Umudioka-Umuohi Okija.
The court presided over by Justice Raphael Onunkwo freed them on Wednesday for lack of credible evidence.
Delivering judgment on the two counts of conspiracy and murder preferred against the siblings, Justice Onunkwo said the prosecuting counsel did not prove the allegation of murder beyond reasonable doubt as required in a criminal matter.
The judge said the death of Okwuchukwu was shrouded in mystery, adding that the prosecuting counsel failed to unravel the mystery “due to shoddy investigation.”
He said though the deceased, according to the autopsy report and police witness, was said to have died as a result of head injury inflicted on him by a group of persons, the prosecutor could not directly link the defendants as the cause of the death of Okwuchukwu.
The judge said from the evidence before the court, there was no nexus between the attack on the victim and the alleged murder by the suspects.
“The murderers of the deceased might escape human justice, but cannot escape divine justice,” he stated.