Two brothers from Rumuokparali Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State have been killed and beheaded by unknown persons.
The two victims, Ifeanyi and Emeka Wobo, were found dead with their decapitated bodies around Elekahia Housing Estate in the same LGA on Tuesday.
It was learnt that the development had thrown the Rumuopkarali into confusion even as youths called on the police to fish out and prosecute the killers.
Mr. Pamoses Omah, a youth leader in the community, told The PUNCH that the news of the tragedy caused wailing and crying, noting that the remains of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.
Omah disclosed that the two victims were of the same father but different mothers.
Omah noted that the two young men had left Rumuoparali on Monday and that on Tuesday morning their decapitated bodies were discovered by the police.
The source stated that the police had got Ifeanyi’s wallet and found his identity card and traced his next of kin to the company where he trained as a pipeline welder.
He added that the police used the ID card to get his next of kin and called to inform their relations of the discovered corpses.
Omah said, “They are two sons of one late Chief Oliver Wobo. The incident is tragic. There is serious crying and wailing in Rumuokparali now because it is a strange incident.
“Nobody knows what happened, but their corpses were found around Elekahia Housing Estate. They left home on Monday evening.
“The police found the wallet of Ifeanyi. They used it to trace the company where he acquired his pipeline welding skill. They obtained the phone number of his next of kin and called.”
He added, “Ifeanyi is a pipeline welder. The mother of Ifeanyi is still unconscious since after the news broke on Tuesday evening.”
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni (a Deputy Superintendent of Police), said, “Yes, we are aware and efforts are on to unravel the circumstances that led to their death.”