Wednesday, 2 August 2017

In Abakaliki: Man drinks rat poison after killing his mother

After beating his mother to death, 28-year-old Ekene Ezeogo on Monday drank rat poison also called ogwu oke, thereby taking his own life. The ugly incident occurred at No. 24, Agbaja Street in Abakaliki.
The diseased, Prophetess Mary was said to have intervened in a fight between Eken and his younger sister when he allegedly beat her to death.
Ekene was arrested by the Police but was said to have fled the station for fear of being detained. He later drank rat poison and was rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki but it was too late.
Mr. Chidi Ezeugo, Ekene's elder brother said “when we got to the hospital, he was vomiting; I asked him whether he drank anything, and he said it was rat poison and added that he was scared of what people would say, which was what made him to drink the rat poison,”

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