On Monday, a man allegedly kills his kinsman during bride price sharing argument in Umueje village, Obinze community, in the Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State.
A resident of the community, identified as Cosmos, stated that on Tuesday, the youth set the house of the suspect (Victor Iwu) on fire after they heard that the victim (Bright Odi) had been confirmed dead in a hospital.
It was gathered that the suspect (currently at large) and the victim disagreed on the sharing formula of the bride price of one of their sisters, who recently got married.
A source said, “Victor kicked Bright, an electrician in his scrutum over the sharing formula of the pride price proceeds of one of their sisters who recently got married. He immediately lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead on the next day, Tuesday. Out of anger, the youths set the family house of the suspect on fire.”
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said the case had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Ikeokwu said, “The súspect is at large and will soon be arrested.”