Residents of Liokom village in the Wanihem community, Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, refused to be pacified on Wednesday following reports that a man beheading his elder brother.
Herald Nigeria gathered that the villagers swooped in on him and buried him alive the same grave with his slain brother.
Narrating the incident, a resident of the community said the two brothers, identified simply as Ojemba and Obok, had no quarrel before the incident.
The eyewitness said, “Ojemba was the younger one. Obok came back from a wake service yesterday (Wednesday) morning and his wife gave him some food to eat before going to the farm to stake his yams.
“But while eating, Ojemba took the machete, which Obok had sharpened to cut yam stakes, and dealt three cuts on his brother from the behind and severed his head.”
Obok’s wife reportedly raised the alarm and the villagers gathered and tried to arrest Ojemba.
“He went inside his room, daring anyone to come close. But three young men defied the threat, went to his room and dragged him out,” the eyewitness added.
The villagers had some discussions and concluded that the incident was an abomination and insisted that Ojemba too must die with his brother.
“They tied his arms and legs and dumped him inside the grave they dug for his brother and placed his brother’s body on him and covered the grave with earth,” the eyewitness added.
“He was begging and shouting that they should have mercy on him, but nobody listened. This happened a few weeks after their mother died.”