The Anambra State police has arrested a metal fabricator identified as Ifeanyi Okpoko aka Anagwanti, over the death of a 16-year-old boy, Chidera Ezeanya. .
According to Irukkanews, the incident occurred in Eziowelle on Independence Day. An eyewitness, Chukwudi Okafor, said the deceased, Chidera, was in his compound playing with his age mates when Okpoko called him.
He said they had thought that the suspect wanted to send him on an errand, adding that when they waited till night without seeing Chidera, they went to their various houses. .
According to him, the next morning, when they learnt that Chidera had not come back, they all went to Okpoko’s house in search of Chidera, only to find him tied and hung on a hand-crane. .
He said; “We shouted and ran out to call elderly people in the village but before we came back, Okpoko had untied the body, put it in his car and driven out of his compound.
It was later that we heard that his body had been deposited at a mortuary in Ogidi.” An octogenarian, Pa Ezekiel Uzomah, who expressed shock, said that what Okpoko did was an abomination. .
According to him, the youths had wanted to burn the suspect’s house but they were restrained from taking laws into their hands. However, he said the village has tied palm frond around Okpoko’s house to ostracize him.