Thursday 15 January 2015

Man Kills Brother Over Soup

The police in Benin have arrested a 57-year-old man, Sunday Osemwekhe, for allegedly killing his half-brother with machete over a local soup called owoh.
The suspect reportedly committed the crime at Evboesi community in Orhionmwon Local Government area of the state.

The incident happened during an argument with the victim over owoh soup, a local a delicacy for eating yam, plantain and wheat peculiar to the people of Edo State.
Osemwekhe, who confessed to the crime when he was paraded with 80 other suspects by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, said the deceased took from his owoh soup without his permission.

The argument reportedly degenerated into fracas, following which he cut off the victim’s hand with a machete.
The victim allegedly died a few days after from injuries he sustained from the attack.

Adebanjo disclosed that the suspect would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.

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