Nigerian boy kills brother, maims mother in America

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Master Charles Okonkwo jnr, an 18-year- undergraduate 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 the suspect, Mr Charles Okonkwo confirmed the incident in an interview with journalists on in Long Island, New York, USA.

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

He said that he went to the Huntington Hospital on Thursday July 18 for 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 rang without anybody answering the call, adding that on returning on morning, he found his last son lying on his bed.

“I was discharged from hospital sick bed and I came back to discover that was in the house and Emeka son was lying .

“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 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 have been guided by some dysfunctional behaviours of young 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 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 call on 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)