A man in Anambra identified as Peter Orji has allegedly killed his elder brother, Godwin, during an argument bordering on the payment of N1,500 electrical bill at their residence in Uruagu, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state.
Report has it that the brothers were at home when they started arguing over Peter’s refusal to pay N1,500 for his monthly electrical bill on Tuesday.
As a measure to get him to pay the money, it was learned that the power supply into Peter’s flat in the house was disconnected.
A source in the community said Peter, who was angered by the development, stormed into his flat, brought out a gun, and allegedly shot his brother dead.
After perpetrating the crime, the suspect reportedly rushed to the nearest police station and surrendered himself to the police to avoid being lynched by an angry mob.
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, when confirming the incident said the suspect was arrested contrary to claims that he willingly surrendered himself to the police.
Ikenga said the wife of the suspect was first arrested at the crime scene, adding that the couple were currently in police custody.
Ikenga said the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.