A policewoman identified as Chioma Azuatalam has been taken into custody in connection with her brother’s death.
The inciden reportedly took place on Tuesday, in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state.
It was gathered that during a disagreement over how to share their late father’s property, the deceased identified as Chinonso was beaten to death.
Chinonso, who was a welder, was in a fight with his immediate younger brothers ,when he was hit with a stick on the head, slipping him into unconsciousness.
The victim, who is said to be the eldest son of the family, was allegedly sidelined by his mother, Chioma and other siblings in the sharing of properties.
It was learnt that his sister, Chioma, who is a police officer, also descended on the victim’s pregnant wife.
Police spokesman Orlando Ikeokwu has confirmed the incident, claiming that some of the culprits are in custody.
“The deceased picked up a knife and threatened to kill his mother. His sister, who is a police officer called her two other brothers, who came and a fight ensued.
“One of them hit him with wood, he lost consciousness and was rushed to Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where he was pronounced dead”, he said.
“Their sister, who is a police officer is in police custody. One of the brothers, who hit the deceased with the wood, has also been arrested.”