Mr. Sunday Ikwunyelu, popularly known as ‘A-Big’, was reportedly hit with a heavy weapon before his genitals were cut off with a knife.
He died before he could be taken to a hospital, allegedly killed by his relative and friend, Mr. Ifeanyi Eziechine all because of a game of Ludo.
His wife, six children and the family of Ikwunyelu in Akpulu village, Ugbenu in Awka North local government area of Anambra state, are still in shock.
Orient Daily visited the family and spoke to the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Maryrose Ikwunyelu. Sobbing uncontrollably, she narrated the incident that led to her husband’s sudden demise.
“I was in front of my shop playing ludo game with one nurse Rebecca when Ifeanyi, who happens to be my husband’s brother, joined us. He requested to be allowed to participate in the game but I declined on the ground that he often caused trouble each time he participated and lost out in the game. Sometimes, it would lead to wanton destruction of some items in my shop and the compound.
“It was on that note that he took offence and this led to exchange of words. He abused me and called me all sorts of unprintable names.
“My husband was not around then but when he came back, somebody else told him how Ifeanyi abused me right in my shop. This made my husband to confront Ifeanyi.
“It was that confrontation that led to a fight on that Tuesday morning between the two and my husband, out of anger, confiscated his motorcycle ignition key, insisting that he must pay for all the damages he caused in my shop.
“This incident happened in the morning but, around 6:30 pm, my husband rushed off to the neighboring village to watch the Nigeria/Argentina match.