Tragedy struck in Tse-Agbulu, Kunav, Sengev council ward of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, when two brothers who were quarrelling over their father’s land suddenly slumped and died within seconds of each other.
The brothers identified as Iorhemba Adóón and Jima Adóón, are said to be the eldest sons of late Adóón Agbulu.
It was gathered that the ugly incident happened between 2:00pm – 4:30pm, on February 5, 2021.
According to a Facebook user identified as “Udam Samuel Aseer Nts” who shared the story on February 18, trouble started when Jima hired a tractor to plough his rice farm near river Benue but was confronted by his brother, Iorhemba, who dispersed the workers on the grounds that the land was their father’s and as the eldest, he ought to have inherited it.
His action angered Jima, who claimed to have stood by their late father who experienced difficulties before he died.
The brothers were said to have exchanged words and resorted to charms as they made incantation in the full glare of the villagers.
While chanting incantation, the elder brother slumped and in a matter of seconds, the younger one also slumped. Both were rushed to a hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.
Spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said the corpses have been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.