A middle-aged man whose name is yet-to-be ascertained has reportedly sent his three cousins to their early graves.
The incident, our correspondent gathered occurred at Ugwumba Estate on the outskirts of Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State.
A yet-to-be-confirmed account of the incident has it that culprit used a knife to slit the throat of the eldest child to his brother, before attacking the younger one with the same knife.
While the eldest child died on the spot, the other was said to have died on the way as she was being rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
The third one was said to have died while receiving medical attention.
Sources in the area told our reporter that early callers to the scene apparently angered after sighting the decapitated body of the attacker’s cousin, beat him to pulp and later lynched him.
According to the sources, the attacker locked his brother in a shop where he was sewing clothes so that he can have his time to unleash his evil intent on the innocent children unhindered.
Speaking on the incident, a source who pleaded anonymity said “the man sells borehole and provision store, he also sew boxers. The house is their father’s house and we know him as Oga IK.
“I learnt that the younger brother has been accusing him of being responsible for his woes. The younger brother, since I came in here has been acting strange. In fact, people around here see him as a mentally retarded person because of the way that he behaves.
“Sometimes, you will hear him asking his brother to share their father’s property among other unprintable things that he will be saying.
“On that fateful day, the elder brother was busy sewing some of the clothes he had with him; the elder brother sews boxers. The younger brother noticing that the man’s attention was on what he is doing seizes the opportunity to lock him inside the shop and by that time, his children just returned from school and where in the yard.
“In order to accomplish his evil agenda, he went and brought a knife which he used to kill the first daughter of his elder brother.
“Seeing what was happening, the second one raised alarm but that didn’t stop his uncle from unleashing his wicked act on her. We later learnt that she died on the way to the hospital due to heavy loss of blood.
“When people came in and saw what happened, they pounced on him and gave him the beating of his life. They tied his hands behind him to further make life miserable for him.
“He was said to have died in the process, while the third cousin is said to have also died. The place is locked at the moment and there is no way could verify the truism of the rumour about the death of the third cousin. It was really an ugly sight to behold.
“We are worried that we cannot ascertain what really happened now that the culprit is dead.”
When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Eneh Okon said that he was yet to receive information about the incident.
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