Airtel

Saturday, March 17, 2012

69yr old man slaughtered and dismembered over land in Anambra

It may take a long while before the lingering crisis between the Umumerenze Umuezebikogu Umuagu clans and their Umuduruekwe counterparts in Anambra State could get any headway. This is hinged more on the alleged murder of one of the principal actors in the dispute, a Francis Ohanebo. For 30 years now, the above families have been engaged in a feud over the ownership of a land in the area but the feud got to a head on Friday, February, 10, 2012.

On that fateful day, the late Ohanebo, 69, was resting in his compound around 8:00 pm, when no fewer than 10 men jumped in, wielding various dangerous weapons. Ohanebo, though reportedly waved their threats aside insisting that his lineage owned the disputed portion of land, his attackers however, were not ready to exchange hot words with him. They already had their briefs. While the old man was trying to raise the alarm, the assailants reportedly swooped on him and inflicted series of cuts on his fragile body.
Ohanebo was thus murdered in his compound in the full glare of some of his hapless relatives.

Graphic content when you continue...



Ohanebo's mutilated body
His assailants ensured that he drew his last breath before they let him be.
Apparently not done with him they were said to have beheaded him and cut his body into parts. The severed parts were reportedly dumped into a nearby bush. No sooner had these assailants left Ohanedo’s compound than his son, Moses, alerted the police.

The law enforcement agents then launched a manhunt for the killers. Eventually, seven people connected with the gruesome crime were apprehended while others are still at large.
Those accused of Ohanedo’s murder are Aloysius Osadebe, John Nnaekezie (a.k.a. Okadibia), Ogenabia Ohanebo, Chijioke Mbanusi, Cornelius Obinozie, Emeka Onwukeme and Comrade Ikenna. The matter was immediately charged to court at the Ihiala Chief Magistrate Court in Anambra State, and the seven accused are detained.
In his complaint to the police, Moses Ohanebo claimed that the accused persons and their sponsors, still at large, had conspired to murder his father because of a lingering land dispute. He argued that a continued hearing into the land dispute was to come up on February 14, 2012, but the accused persons, suspecting that the case might not end in their favour, decided to murder his father to silence them as the rightful owners and fraudulently claim ownership.
Chief Magistrate Nwaba, ordered the police to transfer the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on or before March 26, 2012, being the next adjournment date.
A family member of the late Ohanedo who spoke with reporters at the court, but who pled anonymity for fear of reprisal attacks, maintained that the assault and eventual death of their breadwinner, was the handiwork of the opposing clans with which the late Ohanedo had dispute over the said land.
His words, “It is very clear who are behind this gruesome murder of our father and brother. They thought that by so doing, they would have a head way, but the fight over the disputed land is a forgone issue. It does not belong to them but to us,” the middle aged man said.
At the last hearing of the case, the prosecutor urged the court to remand the seven men in prison custody because the offence is not bail able and besides, granting them bail could jeopardize further investigations in the matter.
This position, the lawyers to the accused objected.
Their lawyers, Ikenna Odigbo, Maduka Ewuzie, Francis Effiong and J. N. Obi prayed the court to grant them bail on the ground that the accused persons could be produced at any given time they are required to appear in court. The judge however decided that the accused be remanded in prison custody against the prayers of the accused’ lawyers. They were to be produced in court at the resumed hearing of the case.

Source: National Mirror

46 comments:

ms b said...

igbo ppl and land...na wa. soo sad

jen said...

na wa oh......sooo people still havent over this tussel for land. as if its ticket to heaven..... R.I.P. for his soul.

and dis lay about youths that have let themselves b used to commit evil,hope u are happy because u have just signed your own death warrant unkowingly.

kunle Jimber said...

Am sure justice will be done in this case...pls keep us posted

Proudly Igbo said...

Gbenga will come alive and post crap now.

Anonymous said...

my lord my God!!! to think that it is a land in a bush somewhere in a village. from what i can see ,the land didn't matter to them anymore .nobody wanted to loose since the battle has been on for over 30 years -pride and greed lord help us all.

Anonymous said...

Animals!!!!

Duke Emeka said...

Nawa ooo, land dispute always result to this, but cutting his body???? Smh

Anonymous said...

But why now ehh! Our igbo brothers should learn to be kind to one another. ---Gbenga

HUSSLER! said...

Wow!..
land ke??

Anonymous said...

The fact remains that it is only in ibo land such horrendous crimes take place every day.ehen...b4 u talk off point!!! E.g abia rape,baby dumped with body parts removed,killing of allegded child-witch,drug pushers,communal clashes etc etc

BLOGLORD said...

This is gruesome! cruel! wicked! greed! evil!
u chop a man's body like vegetables because of what?? land that u were born to meet n will thus die n leave?
Ive always hated land dispute cos it either ends with juju or assasination.
God forbid!

Omalicha said...

OMG! What a wicked world!

diva said...

I heard Enugu and Anambra people are very violent and heartless when it comes to land issues. how can you kill someone's father in such a manner just because of common land?

Anonymous said...

This land issue in Igbo land is becoming alarming! Ever since i was young, people have been killed, poisoned etc because of land dispute! I really don't understand the big deal about this!

Look at this kind of atrocity because of land! Tufiakwa!

Anonymous said...

Jesus is lord.

Anonymous said...

Igbo ppl always fighting about land!

Str8FrmDaHips said...

We know igbo people don't play with land but damn...didn't know it was this bad!!..cut up an old man like this..i hope they get the death sentence..just callous..

sly said...

Just whats in the land.
It cant worth over 100m
God help those that see no gain in land dispute

Anonymous said...

the bible says: "the heart of man is wicked.who can know it?" this is it...people get heart she...my heart bleeds for this :(

Kayem said...

Lord!!! How can people be this ruthless? Just take a look. Poor man. May soul rest in peace.


I noticed one of the accused (Ogenabia) bore the same surname as the deceased... Could he be one of Frances's sold-out kinsman? Some land disputes do have members conspiring against members. The ones we call our own might be our worst enemies.

Land disputes, in most cases turn out really bloody. The latest is the Ezza-Ezilo bloodshed over land dispute in Ebonyi State. Now this. A man lies dead, already six suspects are possible life jailbirds, but the disputed land remains, not giving a damn... Dumb really.

Anonymous said...

This is barbaric...How heartless can humans be?

Anonymous said...

Wonders shall never end! Luk at hw a man was slaughtered jst lyk a chicken.The rate of corruption increases evry day.May God save us.

kcee said...

Why is the world such a wicked place?

HATER IS BACK!!!! said...

What won't human beings do for greed!

Kill and dismembered an elder because of land matter!

Those that kill with the sword, shall also die by the sword!

The murderers and sponsors shall NEVER live to an old age!

We abuse Gbenga whenever he comments, but, he is saying the truth most of the time!

KAI! smh in astonishment.

Anonymous said...

My dad was also mudered over a land dispute..wen will all this end? Take heart my dear..may ur father RIP

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. The heart of man is desperately wicked, God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! This is sad. So verY wrong! May the souls of this heinous act never find peace, AMEN!

Anonymous said...

now tell me whats the difference between you IGBOS,IBOS and those boko haram fools
them curse una and land ni?
for christs sakes its just a freaking piece of land you shall all die and leave it here on this earth
the love of money and material stuff in iboland is unbecoming
its hightime you guys start telling yourselves the truth
what could a 69yr old man possibly do to warrant this kind of death
barbaric souls later when stuff start happening to people ,youll be wondering why
God punish any one connected directly or indirectly to all these unnecessary murders

Anonymous said...

omg!!!

Anonymous said...

What a wicked world

Anonymous said...

This is such a shame Gid help us all.... All because if land? Smh

Uju said...

The God almighty that i worship will never forgive them.they shall suffer death more than the murdered man.heartless people

Ada1T said...

What a deaf world, caution and respect esp for d elderly has been thrown to d winds but God will judge all wicked deeds of man... An old man, old enuff to b yr father... No wahala, d day of recokning wil definitely come for all d killers...

Anonymous said...

oh jesus may his gentle soul rest in peace may those who did dis to dis helpless old man neve live half of his age.amen

Misco said...

Ah! Igbos and land dispute. Killers, are you now going to chop the land? Be eternally minded and not earthly minded for what shall a man gain if we gains the whole world and loses his soul in hell ? God help my Igbo pple!

Anonymous said...

@MS b...if you had done proper research b4 mouthing off then you would have found that land disputes happen in every part of the world.so don't just sit there and make a hastly unfounded generalisation!
educate yourself please!

Alicia says... said...

this is why i said people that usually live west of the niger river are very ignorant about those living east of it. how the hell can someone mention the Akwa Ibom Child Witches incidents as something that the "Igbos" take part in? please educate yourself! its annoying.

anyway, this is nothing new and has been happening for ages. there are people in this world still being shot over material things or even $20.

by the way, Linda, i wonder why you set it up so you have to approve comments on your blog when you pretty much post anything anyone posts, whether they are bad, rude, disrespectful, or totally unrelated to the topic at hand.

Alicia says... said...

and @ anonymous 10:26 PM
everything you mentioned, ESPECIALLY the drug trafficking happen in all parts of Nigeria and this world. please have a seat. \__

princely said...

LORD have mercy...all this for a land that they will never carry to their graves? These murderers are barbarians!!!

Anonymous said...

@ Uju pls do nt say such things, how can u say d God u worship will nt 4give dem rememba God is nt man dtz y he gave saul a 2nd chance nd made him paul, a murderer but stil d same man dat rote two-third of d new testament, every sin u commit b4 God breaks his hrt, so dnt be dcieved dat if u lie u re any beta dan dis murderers. My prayer is dat d murderers repent and reconcile wid God b4 dia death sentence. Let's also take note d Igbo myt kill 4 lands bt oda tribes myt kill 4 jealousy, covetousness nd several oda selfish reasons, w must join hands 2gether nd pray 4 evry human being dat has availed him/herself as a vessel of d devil, so dat God will loose dem of al bondages and open dia eyes 2 see light. May God hlp us 2 serve as d light nd salt of d world

NG said...

I do not think that generalizing statements could help us in anyway, somebody or some people had committed crime and in your comment you now generally accuse the race or ethnic group for that crime, are u saying that other tribes are saints? when even among the 12 disciples who were with Jesus Christ we could find Judas Iscariot. The most important thing is that you and I should not allow ourselves to be an instrument in the hand of devil for bad work.

Anonymous said...

I CANT BELIEVE SUCH THING HAPPENED IN MY HOME TOWN.. THEY RE USUALLY KIND HEARTED PPL.. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE..

Anonymous said...

This is pure madness and animalistic, babaric way of life. Everthing is very possible in the East mostly in Igbo land. Churches is most concentrated in this very area mention. This is Sodom and Gomora

Nigeian said...

Nna na wa o. Ibo pikin they kill papa because of land. Even Adam wey be the first person on land never lay claim say he get one.

courage said...

One idiot evn had to compare ibos and boko harams..why wlld a sane person person compare the murder of a single man over a land dispute to dat of innocent hundreds?if u have nothing to say,shut ur dirty mouth and stop embarrassin ur self

Nicole said...

This is barbaric and heartless. a fellow human being.
www.thediaryofanollywoodhustler.blogspot.com