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Man Drowns 3-Year-old Boy, Step Brother In Ebonyi

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Wednesday September 15, 2016 – Man Who Drowned 3-Year-old Boy, Step Brother In Ebonyi Remanded

A Magistrates’ Court in Abakaliki has remanded one Ogobuchi Ogbonna, 25, in prison custody for causing the death of his relation, Wisdom, by drowning him.

Ogobuchi allegedly tied a stone to three-year-old Wisdom’s waist and threw him into a stream in their area which got him drowned.

The incident occurred at Ndievor-Nchoko, Igbeagu community in Izzi Local Government Area which is within Abakaliki magisterial district.

The suspect was arraigned on a one-count charge of unlawfully causing the death of Wilson on Sept. 9, which is punishable under the Criminal Code, cap 33: Vol 1; laws of Ebonyi 2009.

The accused, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, had no counsel to represent him in the matter.
The Magistrate, Mr Nnachi Olughu, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody till Nov. 18.

The magistrate also ordered that the case file be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecution for necessary action as the court lacked the jurisdiction to handle the matter.




  1. Endure

    September 15, 2016 at 1:27 AM

    The is just too unbearable to read. Is that man who committed the murder of that tender age boy normal?

    What on earth could have justify the killing of an innocent boy who should be under your care and protection? This is surely an evil and satanic way of expressing your anger or dissatisfaction if at all your brother done you wrong.

    If he committed the murder under a normal health condition,then he should be sentence to life imprisonment. And for the fact that he’s still pleading not guilty,shows his lack of regret,contrite spirit and remorsefulness in him.

    He really does not deserve any counsel to represent him in the matter because the criminal act he committed was senseless and evil.

    Tying a stone around the waist of your bother’s child and drowning him in a river just like that…just too wicked and evil of him.

  2. sola olaniyi

    September 17, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    the heart of man is wicked

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