The police in Benin have arrested a 57 year-old man, Sunday
Osemwekhe, for allegedly killing his half-brother with machete over owoh
The suspect reportedly committed the crime at Evboesi
community in Orhionmwon local government area of the state, during an
argument with the victim over owoh, a delicacy for eating yam, plantain
and wheat peculiar to Edo state.
Sunday who confessed to the crime
when he was paraded with 80 other suspects by the state commissioner of
police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, said the deceased (younger sibling), took
from his owoh without his permission.
The argument reportedly degenerated into fracas, following which he cut off the victim’s hand with a machete.
The victim allegedly died few days after from injuries he sustained from the machete.
Adebanjo disclosed that the suspect would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.