A BRAWL between two brothers in Umuzocha, a community in Awka, Anambra State has thrown the state capital into mourning as one of the siblings died yesterday of the injuries he sustained from the scuffle.
Residents of the area have allegedly relocated from their homes to avoid harassment by security officials .
Trouble started when Ejiofor (now late), accused his younger brother, Uche, (now in police custody) of allegedly stealing his N1000 and his phone.
Uche, who allegedly admitted to the theft for which he was beaten up by his elder brother before the duo went to sleep.
There were conflicting accounts yesterday on how Uche was allegedly killed his brother.
One report claimed he stabbed his brother to death in his sleep with a knife, while another claimed that Uche killed his brother with a tumbler while trying to defend himself from his late brothers beating.
The Nation leant that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary while Uche has been handed over to the police.
One person was also reported killed and nine others injured yesterday at Umumba-Ndiuno Eziagu Local Government Area of Enugu State in a ghastly road accident involving a Toyota RAV 4 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked registration DB 693 FST and a Toyota Hiace bus, belonging to Okeyson Motors marked FST 87 XB.
The Nation learnt that the accident occurred at about by 2:55pm.
The SUV driver, with an occupant suspected to be his wife, allegedly died on the spot. The others, who sustained injuries were taken to Park Lane Hospital in Enugu.
The closure of a lane of the Enugu-Onitsha Federal Highway to traffic, was identified as the caused of the accident.
All the vehicles plying the road were being diverted to use the remaining lane.
The injured were taken to the hospital by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).