Day after wedding: Groom murders elder brother

Date: 12-11-2011 5:22 pm (10 years ago) | Author: YoungStoriez
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- at 12-11-2011 05:22 PM (10 years ago)
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When 46-year-old Alexander Eliemenye, a Customs officer stationed in Niger State, travelled to Lagos where his family lived, and then proceeded to his hometown, Asaba, Delta State, to attend his younger brother’s wedding ceremony, little did the father of three know that he was embarking on a journey of no return.

To prove his brotherly love for a younger sibling, the late Eliemenye embarked on the trip for the wedding with a live goat, a bag of rice, carton of fish, among other gift items for Charles, a brother whom he accommodated for many years, fed and helped secured a paying job. A day after the nuptial rites, Eliemenye was stabbed to death by his newly wedded younger brother, Charles.


In an emotion-laden interview with Entertainment Express which took place at the family’s home at Peace Estate located at Isheri, Alimosho, Lagos, the deceased widow, a Togolese, Augusta Eliemenye narrates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the brutal and untimely death of her husband at the hands of his younger brother.

The tragic story is as spellbinding as it is dreadful. Indeed the late Customs officer had a premonition of an impending doom, and he took caution as only mortals could do. In fact, he travelled to his hometown for the marriage with already-prepared meals just to avoid eating food in the village. “I prepared and packaged the food that he would have eaten for the two days that he was going to spend in the village” the bereaved wife adds tearfully “he saw death coming, but never knew that it would come through his younger brother.”
Describing her husband as a ‘very strong man’, the distraught wife wondered how the younger brother was able to overpower and stabbed him to dead. “My husband was a very strong man; a Customs officer who had been to tough places - even the wild animals inside the bushes that he had treaded upon could not harm him”, she said.
In the presence of her aged mother-in-law who was alleged to have lost consciousness when the sad news broke, Augusta narrated the sad episode of how her husband was killed by his own blood brother.

How it happened
My husband came back on September 13, 2011, from Niger State where he was working as a Customs officer. He told me that he wanted to attend his younger brother’s marriage ceremony scheduled to hold on September 17.  I offered to accompany him to the ceremony but he refused, his reason being that December is at hand and we will all go home as it was our tradition. So he travelled alone on September 16 for the ceremony to his home town, Aniocha Local Government, Delta State. He travelled with a live goat, a bag of rice, a carton of fish, among other gift items that he bought for his younger brother, Charles. On Saturday, the D- day, the ceremony was carried out successfully as I was told. The day after the marriage ceremony, which was Sunday, I called my husband around 8 p.m. and he picked the phone but was not talking. In the background, I heard his brother’s voice threatening him: ‘I will kill you. I will burn you together with your car’. I also heard my husband’s response in the background; he was saying: ‘You are too small’. That was all I heard. Then on Monday morning, I returned from the market and met people gathered in my house. I was made to understand that the time I heard their voices quarrelling in the background was about the time my husband was stabbed by his brother.  Some of the family members present told me that throughout that Sunday, Charles was insulting and threatening to harm his brother, that is my husband. At a point, elders in the family summoned them and settled their issues. Shortly after, Charles started threatening him again, telling him that he was going to paste his obituary; that he would not be alive during their mother’s burial. It was during this confrontation that he stabbed my husband to death. At that point, according to eye witnesses, my husband shouted: ‘Charles has killed me oh!’ Then Charles immediately took to his heels.

The bone of contention
Charles ‘wife had a dispute with her elder sister. The said elder sister contacted my husband, asking him to intervene, that she didn’t like the way her sister was scandalising her name. She told my husband that since her sister’s husband (Charles) could not caution her, he should intervene, being the elder brother of Charles. My husband waded into the matter by inviting Charles’ wife to our house where he spoke to her to sheath her sword. Charles’ wife, after being cautioned by my husband, went home and quarrelled with the sister again, bitter that she dared to report her to her brother-in-law. From that point, her husband (Charles) started supporting his wife against everybody. That is all that I know; the issue is not something that should generate such tension let alone degenerate to a murderous level.

Moments after he was stabbed  
He was rushed to the General Hospital at Aniocha. Unfortunately, the Doctor confirmed him dead on arrival (DOA) as a result of excessive bleeding.  he case was immediately reported to the police station, leading to the arrest of his wife as Charles was nowhere to be found till date. She was later transferred to the state CID, Asaba. The wife was caught when she was trying to escape. She was in the police custody for about three weeks after which she was arraigned in the court and bailed on the ground that she was not the culprit, coupled with the fact that she was sick and has children to take care of.

Posted: at 12-11-2011 05:22 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- babyleslie at 12-11-2011 06:14 PM (10 years ago)
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Very bad..
Posted: at 12-11-2011 06:14 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 13-11-2011 11:31 AM (10 years ago)
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very strange, a blood brother, but what is really the problem with these EDO people self?
Posted: at 13-11-2011 11:31 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ajanni at 13-11-2011 11:31 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: babyleslie on 12-11-2011 06:14 PM
Very bad..
really
Posted: at 13-11-2011 11:31 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- kebella at 13-11-2011 01:14 PM (10 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 13-11-2011 01:14 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- lynnclassic at 13-11-2011 01:25 PM (10 years ago)
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na wa ohhh
Posted: at 13-11-2011 01:25 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- escapedprince at 13-11-2011 02:36 PM (10 years ago)
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na waooo, too bad Angry Angry
Posted: at 13-11-2011 02:36 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- evzai00 at 13-11-2011 06:03 PM (10 years ago)
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CHRISTIAN BROTHER AGAIN??? IDIOT
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:03 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- vantheo at 13-11-2011 06:08 PM (10 years ago)
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Brother rising up against brother.

Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:08 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- vantheo at 13-11-2011 06:09 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: evzai00 on 13-11-2011 06:03 PM
CHRISTIAN BROTHER AGAIN??? IDIOT
do you have sense at all?

Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:09 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- richiestone at 13-11-2011 06:11 PM (10 years ago)
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Devilish brother, God forbid.
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:11 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lifedestiny at 13-11-2011 06:13 PM (10 years ago)
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when this nonsense will stop for GOD sake. R.I.P .
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:13 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- basfitz2018 at 13-11-2011 06:14 PM (10 years ago)
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very strange, a blood brother, but what is really the problem with these EDO people self?
  this ibo man with ojukwu picture what is your problem, i am not an Edo man but from the state, did u hear them mention Edo there? if you have a personal problems with the Edos look out for another avenue to settle or express urself not wrongly like you just did.
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:14 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- basfitz2018 at 13-11-2011 06:17 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 13-11-2011 11:31 AM
really
this ibo man with ojukwu picture what is your problem, i am not an Edo man but from the state, did u hear them mention Edo there? if you have a personal problems with the Edos look out for another avenue to settle or express urself not wrongly like you just did.
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:17 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- evzai00 at 13-11-2011 06:18 PM (10 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Quote from: vantheo on 13-11-2011 06:09 PM
do you have sense at all?
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:18 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- ladypee04 at 13-11-2011 06:33 PM (10 years ago)
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Evil brother............
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:33 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- vantheo at 13-11-2011 06:37 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 13-11-2011 11:31 AM
very strange, a blood brother, but what is really the problem with these EDO people self?
how you know say na edo dem be?  Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:37 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- ify0 at 13-11-2011 06:44 PM (10 years ago)
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what a pity.his brother must be wicked.no matter what happened he shouldn´t have stabbed his own brother to death.
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:44 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Evrarocks at 13-11-2011 06:56 PM (10 years ago)
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I 8 badt newz lyk diz
Posted: at 13-11-2011 06:56 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- rolifaith at 13-11-2011 07:06 PM (10 years ago)
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These are the signs of the end time, is in the bible.
Posted: at 13-11-2011 07:06 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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