A Visually Impaired Man Was Burnt To Death By Brother Over Land Issue In Anambra


A visually impaired man, Mmaduabuchi Nnofu, was allegedly killed and burnt to death by his younger brother, Onyedika Nnofu over ownership of a piece of land in Anambra State.

The incident occurred on Sunday, January 30th, 2022, at Eziagulu village, Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.

According to a source from Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), it was disclosed that, the prime suspect, Onyedika had been in conflict with Mmaduabuchi for a long time, over a piece of land, and had on several occasions, threatened to kill the victim, if he did not back out from the land issue

The source made it known that, a loud shout occured in Nnopu’s compound around 12 noon on Sunday, and when people gathered to know exactly what happened, it was discovered that, the victim had been allegedly whacked and burnt beyond recognition by the said younger brother, Onyedika.

However, some angry youths of the community attempted to lynch the suspect before the intervention of the Police who rescued and took the prime suspect to custody.

The Special Adviser to the Governor Willie Obiano on Disability Matters, Barrister Chuks Ezewuzie described the victim as a vibrant leader in disability community, and a blind person who could never hurt a soul.

Barrister Ezewuzie said that, the Office of the Governor on Disability Matters got the report and swung into action immediately.

He added that assistance would be rendered to the family members of the deceased, asserting that, justice would prevail.

The Co-ordinator of Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Anambra State, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke, condemned the heinous act and called on Security Agencies and other relevant authorities to wade into the matter as JONAPWD would not rest until justice prevailed.

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