March 27, 2019

‘Alhaji’ kills three over bitter leaf quarrel

‘Alhaji’ kills three over bitter leaf quarrel

IT was a tragic Sunday at Ibillo, Akoko Edo Local Council of Edo State, where a man popularly called Alhaji, macheted three persons, all in the same compound.

They included: a father identified as Aliu Ademo, a young girl called Favour and her three- year-old son, Isaac, whose state of health is still not clear as at the time of filing this report. Some reports said he died of machete cuts Monday morning while others said he was critically cut and had been referred to another hospital for medical attention.

It was gathered that trouble started when Alhaji had a heated quarrel with the daughter of Ademo over a bitter leaf plant in the compound. It was said that Alhaji went to harvest the vegetable without the consent of the owner, which angered Favour, the daughter of the man. According to an eyewitness: “Alhaji, who is from Igbira, came out with a cutlass and beheaded the girl. Read more

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