. Surrenders to police
An indigene of Ikem Community in Ngor/Okpala LGA of Imo State, Mr Mbadiwe Onwukwe has reportedly shot a woman, Mrs Beatrice Onwukwe and her son, Ikemba dead.
It was gathered that Mr. Mbadiwe thereafter surrendered himself to the police.
According to the traditional ruler of the community, HRH Eze Ben Nwankwo, Mr. Mbadiwe shot mother and son dead when they attempted to attack him with a matchete.
Eze Nwankwo said trouble started when the late Ikemba allegedly abducted a lady whom he kept hostage in their family house for five days.
The monarch informed that Mr. Mbadiwe, an uncle to Ikemba and who lives in same family compound reported the purported kidnap to his palace.
On receipt of the report, he said, he despatched the community’s security men who went and rescued the lady and handed her over to the police.
Eze Nwankwo said Ikemba upon learning of the lady’s freedom since he was not at home when the security men came calling threatened to kill his uncle for exposing him.
A visibly-livid Ikemba charged towards his uncle with a matchete, the monarch said adding that Mr. Mbadiwe who saw him from his window, decided to save his life by shooting him.
It was further gathered that his mother, Beatrice on seeing that her son had been gunned down came to avenge his death with same matchete.
The monarch said the rampaging woman first charged towards Mr. Mbadiwe’s sister but missed her by a hair’s breadth, adding that thereafter she vented her spleen on a goat belonging to Mr. Mbadiwe.
It was at this point, he said, Mr. Mbadiwe released another bullet which ended Mrs Beatrice Onwukwe’s life and restored normalcy in the compound.
Nigeria Newspoint gathered that both mother and son were until their untimely demise a terror to the community.
Ikemba was said to have killed an indigene of the neighbouring Etche Community in Rivers State in 2006 and an indigene of Ntu Community in 2009. His mother was said to have supported him all the way.