Metro Anambra Councillor Beats Nephew To Death For Stealing His Phone



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The Anambra State Police Command has arrested the councillor representing Nsogwu Umunze Ward 2 in Orumba South Local Government of Area of the state, Mr. Chidiebere Onyema, for allegedly killing his 19-year-old nephew over missing mobile telephone.

According to the deceased mother, Chidiebere came to their house and asked after the deceased, adding that when her husband, Okwudili, opened the door, he saw Chidiebere fuming.

She said her husband promised the councillor that he would pass his message to the late Nnanyere, who was not at home at that moment.

He then pleaded with him to be patient, adding that they were surprised on their return from the day’s business to be told by their younger son, Tochukwu, that the councillor came back in their absence and beat Nnanyere to stupor, Vanguard reports.


She said, “I went to look for Nnanyere and met him at the councillor’s house lying down helplessly. I was told that my son stole the councillor’s cell phone.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ali Okechukwu, confirmed the incident, saying that the councillor had been detained at the State Investigation Bureau, SIB, Awka, for interrogation.

Okechukwu said that investigation into the matter had commenced.