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The Imo State Police Command has confirmed that a family of four in Umuduruihiako Umueze ll in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state conspired and beat their youngest brother, Chukwuebuka Osundu to death.
The father and two siblings reportedly killed and buried their brother in a shallow grave for being stubborn.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Hussaini Rabiu, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday said the command’s operatives with the support of the community were able to arrest two suspects, Lambert Osundu and Racheal Osundu.
He said presently, they are undergoing interrogation and have made useful statements that will lead to the arrest of the other family members on the run.
The CP, while condemning the killing of the young man in its entirety, said following credible information received by the command, he immediately dispatched detectives to the alleged scene of the crime.
According to him, “On arrival, the command’s operatives based on intelligence, interrogated one Robert Anyanwu, Chairman of Umuezealagwu Umuduruekwe in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State.
“It was revealed that on 14/9/2021 at about 1200 hour, the Osundu family comprising of Lambert Osundu, Ndubuisi Osundu and Rachael Osundu, female, all of Umuduruihiako Umueze ll in Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo State, conspired and beat their youngest brother, Chukwuebuka Osundu “M” aged 20 years to death for yet to be confirmed reason(s).
“After killing him, the father of the deceased with the assistance of Ndubuisi Osundu carried the lifeless body to the back of their compound, dug a shallow grave, and secretly buried the corpse. When the villagers asked the family about their son’s whereabouts, they told them that he has travelled to Ghana to seek greener pastures.”
The CP advised members of the public not to take laws into their hands rather, they should allow justice to prevail. He assured residents of the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property.
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