Police in Enugu State are investigating the circumstance surrounding the incident that marred a traditional wedding at Ibagwa, Ezimo-Agu in Udenu Local Government Area of the state.
A guest, identified as Ozor Obodo Ezenwa, who tried to stop one of the bride’s brothers, Chukwudi Adonu, from shooting another, Obinna Adonu, during a scuffle, was allegedly killed.
It was gathered that on October 10, during the traditional marriage, an argument began between the two brothers, which led to a fight.
Chukwudi Adonu was said to have rushed inside, picked up a single-barrelled gun with the intention to shoot his brother.
The deceased (Ezenwa) intervened and held Chukwudi Adonu. The gun went off, allegedly killing Ezenwa, who is said to be about 22 years old.
Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased has been deposited at the Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, mortuary.
A police statement assured “members of the public that the Police will leave up to its constitutional mandate of protecting lives and property.” [Vanguard]