According to reports, a visitor named David Chinonso was killed at Owode, Ogombo Community in the Ibeju-Lekki neighbourhood of Lagos State after some military personnel attacked the funeral of a deceased Mathew Ekpu.
How A Soldier Was Beaten To Stupor For Killing Guest At A Funeral In Lekki
The 15 uniformed soldiers reportedly arrived at the scene in an effort to prevent the body from being buried on the deceased’s property.
This sparked a fight, during which Chinonso was shot in the chest and one of the deceased’s sons, Victor, was struck in the head with an iron.
The children of the deceased, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, accused their sibling, Richard, of leading the attack, which happened on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
One of the children, Victoria Abimbola, said Richard was planning to acquire their father’s house and had demanded that the deceased be buried in their hometown in Akwa Ibom State.
consent of his siblings.
“Our father needed money to build a house in his hometown in Akwa Ibom and relocate there, so he told my brother, David, who is his first son, to buy the house so that the property would stay within the family, but he did not.
“Then in 2020, my father asked all of us to jointly acquire the house, but others complained about funds. When my brother Victor suggested an external buyer with the intention of getting a commission, my father declined and approached me to acquire the house. He also told them and they all agreed.
“So, I struggled to provide the fund, built the house, and got the documents. Since then, they started making financial demands on me and because I could not provide them, they conspired against me and my father.
“My father told me how they threatened to kill him, bury him and use his grave to claim the property. I told them if they did not want me to take possession of the house, they should return the money, but they did not. And since my father insisted on being buried in his hometown before he died, I reported the matter to the police.
“They were invited for questioning but they did not show up. While my elder brother moved into the house with his family, they also rushed to bury my father there. That was how the relevant authorities I reported the matter to moved against them and not me.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
“We are aware and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department. The military officers were invited and they provided the information needed and their details. I will do a follow-up to confirm the update.”
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