Tuesday, 10 October 2017

TRAGIC: Man Allegedly Hacks 16-Year-Old Boy To Death After Tying And Hanging Him To A Crane

16-year-old boy , Chidera Ezeanya
was allegedly hacked to death on
Sunday after he was reportedly
tied and hung in a manual crane
in Eziowelle, Idemili North local
Government Council of Anambra

The youths in the area were said
to have threatened to set ablaze
the house of one Ifeanyi Okpoko,
suspected to have deposited the
corpse of the deceased at Iyi-Enu
Mission hospital morgue, Ogidi.

A source who craved anonymity
revealed that the deceased, Chidera
Ezeanya, was playing with his mates
when he was called by the suspect
that fateful day and was said to have
left, assuming he was to be sent for
an errand.

“When it was dusk and the boy
did not return, his parent became
disturbed after they were told by his
mates that he was called by Okpoko
probably for an errand while they
were playing.

“The parents immediately
proceeded to Okpoko’s house where
they saw the boy dead, with hands
tied and hung in a manual crane.
“As soon as the parents raised
alarm which attracted sympathizers,
Okpoko quickly untied the corpse,
put it into his car and made straight
to Iyi-Enu Mission hospital morgue
where he deposited the corpse.”

He said the people who gathered,
mostly youths immediately
mobilized and threatened to set the
suspect’s house ablaze.
He however said they were
stopped by elders who described
the incident as an abomination
and assisted the youths in placing
palm fronds round the house of the

It was gathered that the suspect,
currently at the Ogidi Police station
after being arrested, however
denied the allegation, describing the
deceased as a thief.

“He came to my house by 2.00 a.m
on the fateful day to steal but as I
woke up he scaled the fence to their
house.” he was quoted as saying.
He however admitted going to the
deceased house and dragging him
to his house where he tied him and
hung him on a manual crane, saying
he suspected him to be the one he
saw in his house the previous night.
“I am ready to take the police to
my neighbours who I felt may have
hit him to death for coming to steal”
Confirming the incident, the
Ogidi Divisional Police Officer,
DPO, Mr. Mark ijarafu, said the
suspect has been arrested, adding
that investigation has commenced.
He expressed surprise that such
actions could be carried out at this
jet age without being reported to the
“The suspect even deposited
the corpse at the morgue without
first reporting to the police. The
mortuary attendants also have a
case to answer.” he stated.

Source:Nigerian pilot