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Anambra man accused of killing his mother and sister and burying them in shallow grave in Enugu

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A man identified as Somadina Orji from Igboariam in Anambra State has reportedly killed his mother, Mrs Charity Orji, and his Sister, Miss Ukamaka Orji, and buried them in a shallow grave at their backyard in Enugu State. 

The incident happened on Monday, December 4th, 2023, at Umuagu Inyi, in Oji River Local Government area of Enugu State. 

According to reports, Somadina’s younger sister had been missing for weeks. 

Then, Somadina had an issue with his younger brother and wanted to hit him but their mother stopped him and asked him to leave her house. 

Not long after that, the mother, said to be a hardworking woman, was allegedly killed by her son and he buried her in a shallow grave in their compound. 

When the younger son returned and didn’t find his mother, he raised alarm and villagers gathered. 

After interrogating Somadina,  he confessed to killing his mother and sister. 

A video shared online shows Somadina digging out his mother’s body from the shallow grave. She had blood coming out of her ear after she was dug out and her corpse was still fresh. 

The sister’s corpse was also exhumed but had decomposed. Her bones were gathered with a blue plastic bag. 

Anambra man accused of killing his mother and sister and burying them in shallow grave in Enugu (video)

In the video, villagers are heard saying the mother was a hardworking woman who sold fufu to feed her family. They added that Somadina is a drug addict. 

The villagers are also heard expressing the desire to bury Somadina in the same grave he buried his mother if the police would allow them. 

The police were invited and the remains of the mother and the sister were deposited at the mortuary. 

The suspect has been detained.

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