The wife of late Bonaventure Mkpume, allegedly killed while separating a fight between a couple, has narrated how her husband was hacked to death.


Chinenye Mkpume, from Umueze village, Isuaniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State said the death of her husband has brought untold hardship to her family and called for justice.

“We were at home when one of our family friends called me on phone that her husband was beating her.

“I had wanted to go alone but my husband insisted on going with me without knowing it would be his last day on earth,” she narrated.

“While were still making peace for the couple, some boys, numbering five, with familiar faces, stormed the scene with axe and machetes.

“They pounced on my husband who was standing in front of the gate. They cut off one of his arms and his neck with the axe and machetes,” she cried.

Mrs. Mkpume said immediately the ‘boys’ arrived the house, the woman that invited them quickly ran inside with her husband and locked the gate, leaving them (she and her husband) to the mercy of the assailants.

The mother of the deceased, Mrs Grace Mkpume, who could not hold back her tears, called for justice to be done on those involved in the death of her only son.

However, the spokesman of the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the DPO of the area was yet to brief the headquarters on the development.