22-year-old Dominic Ogbaji Dominic Ogbaji from Cross River State, killed his elder brother, 32-year-old John Ogbaji, while he was asleep, for allegedly failing to give him pocket money.
Dominic who was a barber before relocating to his brother’s house in Ajegunle in Mpape village, FCT Abuja, had reportedly been bothering John about getting him a better job, and resorted to killing him when he felt he wasn’t doing anything to help his situation.
Confessing to his crime, Dominic said:
“He was giving me food but not pocket money. Life was so difficult for me, I left my village thinking I would get a job in Abuja. Then, on the night of November 2, he gave me N60 to buy bread for us to eat and water. Later I told him I wanted to go back to the village and would need about N4000. We ate the bread and later watched television together. .
In the middle of the night while he was sleeping, I took a cutlass from under the bed and cut his throat. After killing him, I took N10,000 from his pocket and his phone and ran home, to Cross River. I regret killing him because I was hungry and needed pocket money, so the devil pushed me to the evil thing I did.”
The mutilated body of John was found by a neighbour who went to charge her phone in his room. She raised the alarm that got the police involved, leading to a manhunt for Dominic. The mother of Dominic and John was informed of the crime and as soon as the suspect returned home, she bound him and handed him over to the police from where he was transferred to Abuja.