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28-yr-old graduate stabs brother to death in Awka

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old law graduate, Victor Ohale for stabbing his brother to death in Awka, the state capital.

Victor, who had just finished his national youth service, allegedly stabbed his kid brother, Kelechi, in the head with a knife, leading to his death on the way to the hospital.

The cause of the incident which happened at No. 8 Oraeri Street, GRA, Awka, is yet to be known.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Haruna Mohammed, said the incident happened on Tuesday around 4am, adding that the suspect and the deceased hailed from Owerri, Imo State.

Mohammed said: “Five knives used in perpetrating the crime were recovered from the suspect.

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“Around 4am, police detectives attached to the ‘B’ Division, Awka, arrested one Victor Ohale, 28, of No. 8 Oraeri Street, GRA, Agu Awka. The suspect allegedly used knives to stab his kid brother in his head, one Kelechi Ohale, 19, of the same address, but both hail from Emekuku in the Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.

“The scene was visited by police detectives and the victim was rushed to the Amaku Teaching Hospital, Awka, where he was certified dead on arrival by the medical doctor and the corpse deposited in the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

“The suspect, who is a law graduate from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, recently returned from the NYSC programme in Owerri, Imo State.”

Mohammed further added that the incident was under investigation after which the suspect would be charged to court.

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