*He claimed it was suicide, but he is now on the run – Police
One Okechukwu Okonkwo, of No 12 Udi Street Abakaliki, has allegedly pushed his elder brother, Christian Okonkwo, 60 year-old to death over their father’s property.
The incident happened on July 29, 2019 at about 11am at No. 12 Udi Street.
According to police confirmation, the suspect reported to the police on the same day that his elder brother locked the front access door of his flat in their two storey building family house.
Okechukwu according to his report in the police said he noticed unusual movement by his elder brother at their balcony and before he could rush to his help, he had already forced his way towards the burglary and jumped down from the balcony and was badly injured and was left unconscious. So he came down and rushed him to the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital where he died.
Odah said policemen were dispatched to the scene of the incident and a close source revealed to them that an argument erupted between the duo over the sharing of their late father’s property.
“The source said that their late father property was shared and that particular building was given to Christian, so Okechukwu got his own property, but he allegedly sold his own share and squandered the money and came back to claim the two storey building of the elder brother. But the elder brother said it would never happen.
“Before you know it, he got angry and allegedly pushed his elder brother down from the two storey building and he became unconscious after the incident and was confirmed dead at Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital by a medical doctor.
“So the eyewitness have spoken with the police and it was discovered that the earlier report by Okechukwu was false and the said suspect is at large now and we are begging members of the public, anyone who has any useful information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect to come with it” she appealed.
Meanwhile, Christian was well known at Abakaliki Township Stadium as he always goes there to do exercise and he was a sports lover.