Peter Orji,a native of Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has reportedly murdered his elder brother Godwin Orji,for allegedly disconnecting his power supply because he failed to pay his share of electricity bill.
Reports had it that the incident occurred in Okpunoeze Uruagu, following a heated argument that erupted between the two brothers over the non-payment of Electricity Bill and the disconnection of his source of supply.
It was gathered that the argument came about because the accused(Peter) failed to pay his monthly bill of N1,500 leading to disconnection of electricity to his apartment.
This reportedly infuriated him to confront his elder brother,who lives in the same compound with him.
A source said,”The quarrel degenerated to the point that the alleged murderer,Peter got angry,rushed into his room,brought out his gun and shot his elder brother,Godwin.
“Peter after committing the heinous crime,ran to a nearby police station and surrendered himself, for fear of being mobbed.”
“Prior to the recent issue,there had been a feud between Peter and his elder brother over a parcel of land.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State DSP Ikeanga Tochukwu, confirmed this incident,stating that the suspect had been arrested.
He said,”The wife of the suspect was first arrested at the scene of the crime after which the suspect himself was arrested: both of them are at present in police custody.
Ikebga said the State Commissioner of Police Echeng Echeng,had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.