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Anambra man punches neighbour during fight, victim dies



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A 30-year-old man, Ebube Oba, has allegedly punched a woman identified as Uzoamaka Ekpe to death following an argument.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened on Saturday at Ugochukwu Lane, Nkpor Agu, Ogidi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The victim, a 45-year-old mother of two, had a quarrel with the suspect, where she was hit with a fist blow in the chest and face before she collapsed.

The victim was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.

The President-General of the community, Chief Emeka Mbagha, who spoke on the incident, said the altercation started between the suspect and the victim’s children, who he said allegedly refused to participate in a monthly clean-up exercise.

The state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, in a statement by the state police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, said the suspect would be prosecuted at the end of the investigations.

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