A 44-yea-old man, Obinna Mmanegbu, yesterday, lost his life during an altercation that broke out at a drinking joint at Uruezeani village, Allor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A witness told our reporter that the deceased, who was having to get together with friends, at a drinking joint, suddenly got into a hot argument with one of his friends, Ugochukwu Ngige.
“Some boys in our community were having their usual get together at a joint at Uruezeani village. Boys do gather there every Saturday and Sunday to drink and make merry, but this Sunday’s get together turned bloody; when a fracas broke out between two persons.
“When they started fighting, Osondu, fell on the ground, and Ngige started marching him on the chest, and he collapsed. When Ngige observed that Osondu collapsed, he ran away. That is the much I know about the issue,” said the witness, who introduced herself as Eliza, a shop owner at the area.
Another witness said the fight happened on Saturday, but:” The deceased after the fight went to bed after being beaten by a brother to Doctor Chris Ngige. The deceased woke up on Sunday and started shouting that his chest was paining him, but before he was rushed to the hospital, he died”.
President-General of Alor People’s Convention, a lawyer, Ephraim Agubalu, confirmed the development: “I have just been informed of what happened in my community; that there was an altercation between two persons, leading to the death of one of them.
“Already, I have directed vigilante operatives to take charge, and investigate what happened, and to notify the police as soon as possible.”
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, said he was yet to get the information.