Man killed for committing adultery with a house wife in abia state

A community in the Bende Local
Government Area of Abia State was
thrown into confusion last Wednesday,
following the death of a middle-aged
man identified as Emma Orji, who was
accused of committing adultery with a
housewife in the area.
It was gathered that the housewife had
left her husband’s house under the guise
of going on a brief visit to her parent’s
village, but she was found copulating
with Orji three days after she left her
According to sources from the
community, adultery is a sacrilege in
Alayi and it attracts some punishment
including flogging the man in question
in public.
It was learnt that some angry youths
from the community allegedly whisked
Orji away for the punishment, but he
was found dead the following day.
Irked by Orji’s death, some of his
relatives and friends invaded the home
of a resident, who was believed to have
spearheaded the killing of the deceased.
The relatives of the deceased were said
to have set the resident’s home on fire
also burnt his car and household items.
A native of the area, who pleaded
anonymity, told Southern City News that
the tradition only permitted some level of
punishment to anyone found in the act,
but not killing the person.
However, the father of the deceased,
Elder Orji, who lamented the gruesome
murder of his son by hoodlums, called on
the Abia State Government to ensure that
his killers were fished out and made to
face the appropriate sanction under the
The Special Adviser to Governor Okezie
Ikpeazu, on Security Matters, Captain
Awa Udensi (retd.), who visited the
community, condemned the gruesome
killing of the deceased by youths in the
He said the security of lives and property
of Abia people were paramount to the
present administration, vowing that the
government would ensure that the
perpetrators of the act were brought to
The Chairman of the Bende Local
Government Council, Chief Gabriel
Elendu, also visited the community in
company with the Divisional Police
Officer condemned the act.
Elendu said those involved in the murder
of Orji and the those who set the house
of the suspect ablaze would face the
wrath of the law.
He warned youths to desist from taking
the laws into their own hands while
vowing to get to the root of the incident,
saying government was doing everything
possible to promote peace and protect
the lives and property of citizens in the
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