A school teacher, Mr. Hyginus Ogoke, an indigene of Ehime Mbano in Imo State, has been killed while trying to separate two brothers involved in a bloody fight on March 11, 2012.
LEADERSHIP WEEKEND’s investigation revealed that Ogoke, who was a school teacher at Queen of Fatima International College in Ehime Mbano, had seen the two brothers entangled in a fight and rushed to separate them, during which one of them inflicted him with a machete cut on the head.
The brothers, whose names were given as John and Ndubuisi Nwosu, were said to have started a minor quarrel at a local beer parlour in their locality, which later degenerated into a fisticuff.
It could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, which of the brothers did the damage as they absconded after the dastardly act.
Ogoke, we learnt, was a widower and was said to be returning from a funeral ceremony with his two children and some other members of his family when he was caught up in the fight.
According to a witness, the teacher did not die at the scene as he was rushed to Saint Dominic Hospital, Ehime at 9pm when the incident happened. He, however, died subsequently as a result of much loss of blood.
Traditional ruler of the community, Eze Umunnakwe Okoro, has condemned the act, adding that he had personally invited the police to bring the culprit to book.
Meanwhile, the Imo State police public relations officer, Samuel Oodee, confirmed the incident, is already helping the police with their investigation.