A middle-aged man identified as Chinedu Omeonu has killed his cousin, Solomon Monday Orji, in Mgboko Umuoria community in Obingwa Local Government area of Abia State.
It was gathered that one of the Orji’s sons had gone into the compound of his uncle Chinedu Omeonu to pick some fallen mango fruits.
Omeonu allegedly pounced on Orji’s son and flogged the little boy mercilessly to the extent he fainted.
Orji was said to have rushed to his cousin’s house to inquire why he flogged his son to a state of unconsciousness.
Omeonu was subsequently beaten to a pulp by youths of the community before being handed over to the police.
Abia state’s police spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident and said that the suspect will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigation.