Nine siblings hack brother to death over witchcraft, sorcery


A middle aged man,Vincent Igwe in Benue state has been hacked to death by his nine brothers for allegedly “being responsible for the unusual happenings and strange deaths in their family and their entire community.”

It was gathered that he was murdered in his sleep with Machetes, knives and sticks in Enyikpe Ulayi community in Ado local government, Benue State a few days ago.

The deceased’s wife, Mrs. Felicia Igwe while reporting the incident to the Igumale Police Station accused her brother-in laws of conspiracy and brutally murdering her husband for allegedly practising witchcraft and sorcery.

The siblings were also accused of attacking one Chukwuma Ebere who however escaped death and is presently receiving medical attention at a public hospital in Otukpo.

Confirming the incident, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Terzungwe Kajo, disclosed that Police investigations found the brothers guilty as charged.

“The nine brothers have been arrested” He added.

Two persons, Peter and Patrick Ebele, who have been arrested in connection with the murder, were paraded before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court on Thursday.

The Police Prosecutor, Terzungwe, told the presiding Chief Magistrate, Theresa Wergba that investigations into the matter was still ongoing and requested that the case be adjourned.

His request was granted and the case was adjourned to the 8th of February while the accused siblings were locked up in prison custody.


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