Man beats debtor’s husband to death in Ebonyi

Of Wilson OkerekeAfikpo

A The animal skins trader commonly known as “Kpomo”, Mr. Edwin Nwokoro, allegedly beat to death a certain Andrew Mbam, spouse of his client, Ms. Jennifer Mbam.

Nwokoro allegedly caused the death of Mbam, 41, last Friday in Nwofe Community, Ebonyi Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, when he went to collect his money from his wife .

A bereaved family member, Simeon Nwinyimagu, told the Daily Sun that the trouble started on September 11, when Nwokoro arrived at Mbam’s compound, demanding to be paid the balance of N113,000, the cost of goods he had supplied to Jennifer.

Amazingly, when the creditor found out that said money was not coming, he got angry and attacked Jennifer’s husband, causing him to bang his head on the concrete in the area.

He inflicted injuries to the man’s skull that would have resulted in his death.

Jennifer revealed that she initially owed the animal skins dealer 248,000 Naira but later reduced the debt to 113,000 Naira, which she paid in instalments. She lamented the despicable way her husband’s life was cut short by a simple display of rage.

It was learned that the deceased was rushed to Igbeagu Mission Hospital in Izzi Local Government Area from where he was referred to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki . Upon arrival at the hospital, he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

The matter was reportedly reported to Izzi Divisional Police Headquarters by Nwinyimagu, Ms Jennifer and another family member, Ogbonna John.

Ebonyi State Command Police Public Relations Officer SP Chris Anyanwu said the matter may not have reached his office as a preliminary investigation was ongoing in the division in charge of the area.