Tragedy struck at Imo Community of Oru West Local government Area after a 17-year-old boy identified as Dominic Adiele of Uzi-Ezike kindred Umuzu in Eziama-Ubulu was allegedly beaten up by his uncle.
The wife and six children were also beaten with him same day on Sunday, 27th May 2018 leading to his death at an undisclosed Hospital in Ihiala Anambra State on the 28th May 2018.
According to reports, the incident happened following arguments over possessions in the shared compound.
The uncle’s name was given as Patrick Adiele, his wife’s: Theresa Adiele, and their eldest male child: Somkelee Adiele.
Information gathered has it that the Adiele’s have fought for years over ancestral inheritances; and that Dominic’s father, Odinma Adiele, was allegedly killed in similar circumstance 15 years ago by the same Patrick.
The teenager’s death triggered an unpleasant reaction as his maternal relatives of Awo-idemili arrived Uziezike on the 29th May 2018 and in conjunction with the aggrieved locals – burned down the house of Patrick Adiele, and destroyed his economic trees.
Patrick, his wife and four children, including Somkelee have been arrested by the Police.