Its indeed another tragic story after another in the south eastern part of Nigeria. This ugly incident happened in imo state as a young man believed to be mentally unstable for quite some time now was reportedly burnt to death by his fellow villagers for allegedly stabbing seven of his family members to death.
According to reports, the young man, who is a native of nempe in oru west local government area of imo state where the crime also happened was said to be normal before and was into business in the popular Onitsha main market, but things later turned around as the young man later became mentally unstable and was transported back to his village in imo state through the help of his friends in Onitsha. The young man was reported to be staying with his family for some time as the family refused to take him to any psychiatric home. He became a menace in the community. But on the faithful night, the young man took a machete and entered into the room where his grandmother and some of his cousins were sleeping and reportedly stabbed seven of them to death including the grand mother, the news got to the youths of the village who became aggrieved and dragged the young man out and set him ablaze where he burnt to death. According to some of the villagers who spoke to our reporters, the young man was suspected to have joined secret cult which resulted to his madness while some of them believed it was the use of hard drugs that caused his ailment.