A young apprentice, Okwudili Okoro, has explained why he murdered his master, Azubuike Okoro and his wife, Jacinta, when the couple were having their meal. Okwudili and his accomplice barged into the home of the the victims and hacked them to death on Saturday.
They pulled out two cutlasses hidden underneath their wears and hacked the victims to death. Okwudili said he elected to kill his brother and wife because the man refused to settle him after completing his three years apprenticeship.
The attackers fled the scene after the incident but Okwudili was arrested after one Joseph Nwagu reported the matter at Sango Police Station. The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this in a statement, said the suspect claimed he killed his master for not settling him after serving for three years.
Oyeyemi said: “Upon his report, the DPO Sango Division, SP Nasirudeen Oyedele, led detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested but his accomplice escaped.“ On interrogation, the Ebonyi State born suspect claimed to have served his deceased elder brother for good three years, and when it was time for him to be settled, his brother kept on posting him from time to time.
“He stated that when he realized that his brother is not ready to settle him, he contracted one Kenneth who is now on the run and they both bought two cutlasses, sharpened it to the edges and headed to his deceased elder brother’s house in Ijako.“ On getting there, they met the deceased eating with his wife and before he can utter a word, they descended heavily on them with the sharp cutlasses and hacked them to death.“
The two corpses have been taken to the general hospital Otta mortuary for post mortem examination.“ The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.”