A middle aged Nigerian man, Kosarachukwu Ugwuka, has openly confessed to the killing of his elder brother with rat poison over a piece of land dispute in Nnewi, Anambra state.
Africhome News Team gathered that, Ugwuka was made to confess before a popular shrine at Nando in Anambra East Local Government Area on Sunday, July 10.
He admitted to being responsible for his brother’s mysterious death at Akala village in Anambra state.
It was learnt that the deceased brother, 35-year-old Chukwudi Josiah Ugwuka, passed away on April 27, 2022, after battling a series of mysterious illnesses and being transferred to differents hospitals within the state.
A family member who spoke to the Africhome News Team sources on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, July 12, said Ugwuka initially denied having a hand in his brother’s death until he was taken to the shrine.
But when both of them were repeatedly interrogated, the nephew maintained that he is innocent, while Ugwuka continued to accuse him, and also continued to deny that he himself did not have any hand in the death.
“As a result, the villagers had to resort to using traditional means to unravel the truth. They have to take them to a popular shrine at Nando last Sunday, to swear before the deity, to prove their innocence.
“After his nephew had sworn and was vindicated, Ugwuka was hooked and instantly blinded by the deity while swearing, which made him to start confessing immediately.
It was during the confession that he revealed that he killed his elder with rat poison because of land dispute.