Labourer kills civil servant three days to sad!

One Mr. Emmanuel, an administrative officer at the Federal
Government Girls College, Umuahia, was on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, butchered by
a labourer he hired to work for him in his hometown at Dioka Nzerem village, in
the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

It was gathered that Emmanuel had decided to build a
befitting country house where he hoped to relocate to after his retirement.
He was said to have contracted some labourers to lay the
foundation of the building. The labourers included one of his godson, Samuel
After the day’s job on the fateful day, for which he had
given the labourers their daily wages, it was learnt that Emmanuel was informed
later in the day that Edomobi had gone to his (Emmanuel) farm to harvest palm
fruits. He rushed to his farm and found Edomobi on a palm tree, harvesting palm
Emmanuel was said to have ordered Edomobi to get down from
the tree, telling him that harvesting fruits from his farm was not part of the
job he paid him for. An argument ensued and in the process, Edomobi allegedly
used the machete he was using to harvest the palm fruits on Emmanuel.
Emmanuel was said to have taken to his heels, while Edomobi
followed in hot pursuit. He was said to have caught up with him (Emmanuel) and
hit him in the neck with the machete.
Edomobi was said to have left Emmanuel in a pool of blood.
The neighbour that alerted Emmanuel to the fact that Edomobi was harvesting
from his farm escaped from the scene and raised the alarm.
By the time the villagers reportedly arrived at the scene,
Emmanuel had bled to death, while Edomobi had escaped from the scene.
It was gathered that policemen arrested Edomobi’s mother,
which forced the suspect to turn himself in.

Punch Metro learnt that the suspect had been transferred to
the state Criminal Investigations Department, Owerri, while the body of the
deceased had been deposited in a morgue.
Emmanuel’s first child, Chidimma, told our correspondent on
Thursday, during a visit the Emereonyes, that the family had planned to
celebrate its father’s birthday, which was to be a day after his retirement,
before the incident.
Chidimma, who is a second year political science student of
Alvan Ikoku College of Education, said, “My father was killed three days to his
retirement and four days to his birthday. He was supposed to be 60 by Saturday,
March 21, 2015. We had made plans to celebrate his birthday and retirement, but
all that was not to be.”
The brother-in-law to the deceased, Izuchukwu Ohiaeriaku,
said the family suspected conspiracy in Emmanuel’s death.
According to him, there had been issues on the land where
Emmanuel was building his country home, which was resolved only recently. He
said the house would have been completed, but for the dispute.
“Maybe Edomobi was used to perfect a plot orchestrated
somewhere. The family suspects that what killed Emmanuel may not be far from
the land issue,” he said.
Widow of the deceased, Ngozi Emereonye, said, “I am a
housewife with six children. Where do I start from? His death is a big blow to
the family and I cannot recover from it for the rest of my life.”

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