Police nab two for allegedly torturing man to death in Anambra


The Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested two persons for their involvement in the alleged torturing to death of a 60-year-old man in Nza Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased, identified as Mr. Kenneth, was tortured to death by some of his kinsmen, including members of the vigilante operatives over a property dispute.

He had sold a water tank in the family house to address some family issues, an act that allegedly prompted his younger brother to arrest him with the help of a vigilante group.

The victim was said to have been tied to and continuously flogged by members of the vigilante operatives engaged by his younger brother.

A source in the community said, “The incident happened some days ago, the man was accused of selling their family water tank. His younger brother went to engage about five vigilante operatives who came to flog him.

“They tied his two hands and continuously flogged him with sticks and other weapons until he became unconscious. They left him after they had seen that he was no longer breathing.

“His wife and children have been subjected to fear and intimidation as they have vowed to deal with them if they continue to seek justice for the death of their father.”

The state police spokesman, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident on Friday said one vigilante operative and a relative of the deceased have been arrested.

Ikenga said, “Yes, the incident happened. We have two suspects, one vigilante operative and a relative of the deceased in our custody and they are at the state criminal investigation department at the headquarters.

“Investigation is still ongoing on the matter and we assure you that nothing will be swept under the carpet. More details will be communicated please.”


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