Scene of the incident
A 17-year-old boy identified as Dominic Adiele of Uzi-Ezike from Umuzu in Eziama-Ubulu has been allegedly beaten to death by his uncle, the wife and six children on Sunday, 27th May 2018.
According to National Helm, Dominic died at an undisclosed Hospital in Ihiala Anambra State where he was rushed to after the beating on the 28th May 2018.
It was gathered that 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.
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