The Enugu State Police Command are currently investigating the alleged murder of Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, by his brother, Raphael Izuchukwu, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.
SP Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Command disclosed this in Enugu on Wednesday, adding that the crime was committed on August 3.
According to Amaraizu, a preliminary investigation showed that the suspect confessed to killing his brother and burying him in the early hours of August 3.
He added that the suspect claimed that the victim had been sick for a while and there was no money to continue bearing the costs of his brother’s treatment.
NAN reports that the PPRO disclosed that the police made the arrest after receiving a tip off.
“The sleepy and calm community of Ugwuagbo-Inyi in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State was thrown into mourning as the news of the killing and burying of a brother by another brother was released to the members of the public.
“It was gathered that one Raphael Izuchukwu from Ugwuagbo-Inyi community had, on that fateful day, killed his elder brother identified as one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu and went ahead to bury him.
“Full scale investigations have commenced as the suspect is now helping the police in their investigations,’’ he said.