ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Police in Cross River State have arrested a man, Ekapong, for shooting his elder brother to death and cutting off his private parts.
Ekapong shot his elder brother Ofrekpe, in Epiebi ward, Ekori in Yakkur Local Government Area of the State, on the farm following a dispute over palm fruits.
“He went to the farm and met our father packing palm fruits, which he cut from our family palm trees into a bag and shot him dead,” Alice, daughter of the slain man, told Vanguard.
Alice said the father and her uncle have been quarrelling over who should harvest palm fruits on their late father’s plantation.
“He has been warning my father to stay away from the palm trees, or he would deal with him, but my father did not take him seriously since the palm trees belong to the family,” she added.
She said it was one hunter who heard the gunshot and thought one of his colleagues had killed an animal and rushed over to share in the game but saw something else and raised alarm.
But when the hunter saw her uncle covered in blood, he was excited and rushed to open the bag beside him only to see a human head and private parts, she narrated further.
She said other people in the surrounding farms and bushes rushed to the scene following the hunter’s shout for help, and that was how the man was apprehended.
The Cross River Police Command spokesperson, Irene Ugbo, said the man was in police custody, and the investigation is ongoing.