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Nigerian boy kills brother, maims mother in America


Master Charles Okonkwo jnr, an 18-year-old undergraduate of Medicine in West Virgin University has been arrested and placed under watch by Suffolk County Police Department for killing his brother, and also maiming his mother.

The father of the suspect, Mr Charles Okonkwo confirmed the incident in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Long Island, New York, USA.

Okonkwo said that Emeka, his son and Chinwe his, wife were in good health when he left them for a visit to the hospital for medical attention and that there was no sign of disagreement among them.

He said that he went to the Huntington Hospital on Thursday July 18 for medical attention where he was admitted and that he spoke with his family on the day of the incident.

Okonkwo said that he put a call across to his house on Friday but that the phone rang without anybody answering the call, adding that on returning on Saturday morning, he found his last son lying dead on his bed.

“I was discharged from my hospital sick bed and I came back to discover that my wife was not in the house and Emeka my son was lying dead.

“I was as confused as anything one can think of, but I called in the police before I made several calls to Igbo community in the neighborhood, it was the police that searched the house and found my wife critically injured, lying in a pool of blood in the garage”, he said.

He said that the police called in the Emergency ambulance and she was air lifted to Stony Brook Medicine in Long Island where she is currently being treated of severe stapes injuries sustained on head and bruises all over her body.

Mr Ifeanyi Arinze, a closest relative to Okonkwo in Long Island said that the incident was unspeakable as the boy’s action caught them unawares.

He said that the action must have been guided by some dysfunctional behaviours of young people as the couple was known to be hardworking.

He said that parenting had remained a major role for families to play and called for more attention to paid to growing kids in terms of the company they keep.

“This boy had all it takes to be happy more than his peers, BMW X5 SUV was bought for him few months ago, and they just came back from Bahamas on a family cruise”, he disclosed.


Venerable Gideon Uzomechina, Priest in charge of Saint Athan’s Church New Jersey, where the couple worship, described the incident as very unfortunate and gave a wake up call on people to always do the needful.

Okonkwo jnr has been arrested by the Police in Suffolk County Police Department and charged for murder and assault, after he admitted to the crime.

As at the time of filling this report, the autopsy of his brother, Emeka is being awaited.

No reason has yet been adduced for his action. (DailyPost)


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