by ‘Jola Sotubo
An innocent passerby was caught in the crossfire in Ebonyi State when he unfortunately passed by a farmland over which an argument had ensued and was decapitated.
Christopher Udi, was walking by the piece of land when he got attacked by one Maduka Samuel Ogbu, 38, who had just concluded a heated struggle with his brother and was searching for a scapegoat on whom to vent his anger.
Ogbu had earlier on attacked his brother, Peter with a machete during a fight over a parcel of farmland they shared at Mgbede Akaeze in the Ivo Local Government Area of the state. Peter managed to dodge in time and escaped with a minor back injury. Unfortunately for Udi, he chose that time to pass by and was attacked and beheaded by Ogbu who was still in a fit of rage.
The Sun reports:
While Maduka’s anger was still boiling, he saw Udi passing by, and thinking he was a friend to his younger brother, instantly dealt him a fatal blow, which severed the head of the innocent man.
Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Maigari Dikko told Sunday Sun that the incident happened on September 14, 2013.
On the fateful day Peter had gone to his to his farm at Mgbede Akaeze and found out that the fire his elderly brother, Maduka set to the farm close his had damaged his crops.
According to the police commissioner, an aggrieved Peter went to challenge his elder brother who instead of making peace, chased him with a machete and succeeded in hitting him in the back with the weapon.
As Peter ran away with the machete wound, Udi unfortunately was passing by and Maduka thought he was his younger brother’s friend and decided to vent his anger on the hapless man. He wielded the machete and chopped off Udi’s head.
Peter alerted residents of the community and Maduka was arrested.