Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested a man, Peter Orji, for allegedly killing his elder brother, Godwin, during an argument bordering on the payment of N1,500 electricity bill at their residence in Uruagu, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
THE DAILY VENDOR learnt that Peter and his brother were at home when they started arguing over Peter’s refusal to pay N1,500 for his monthly electricity bill on Tuesday.
It was learnt that power supply into Peter’s flat in the house was disconnected in a bid to get him to pay his own part of the bill.
According to a source in the community, Peter, who was angered by the development, rushed into his flat, and came out carrying a gun and allegedly shot his brother to death.
Adding that after perpetrating the crime, the suspect rushed to the nearest police station and surrendered himself to the police to avoid being lynched by angry mob.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident however, said the suspect was arrested contrary to claims that he willingly surrendered himself to the police.
Ikenga noted that wife of the suspect was first arrested at the crime scene.
He said the couple were currently in police custody.
Ikenga said the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.