A man has been killed by an angry mob for strangling his brother to death in Ndi Agwu community in Abam, Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Bala, confirmed the incident when he debunked report that two people died in the course of the presidential and National Assembly elections held in the state on Saturday February 25.
Addressing journalists at the state secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Umuahia on Sunday, February 27, the CP said there was a misunderstanding between the two brothers.
According to the police boss, one of the brothers identified as Daniel Mgba, suspected to be mentally unstable was disturbing the peace of his community, insisting that elections will not hold.
The family came together and asked his relation, Samuel Eze, to go and talk to his brother to stop his threat.
“The man (Daniel Mgba), deranged, strangled his brother (Samuel Eze) to death,” the commissioner said.
“Mgba was arrested by the community and we told them not to harm him. But before we arrived, he was lynched by a mob and his house set ablaze and unfortunately, the community lost two brothers.
He said under community partnership, “we decided to engage the two families for peace.”
“Abia is God’s own state and we committed ourselves into the hands of God. Through prayer and fasting, we pleaded with God to grant Abia State peace. We thank God and all others for their commitment to peace. We were able to achieve this with other sister security agencies.” the police boss added.