A mentally unstable man identified as Chigozie Orusa was burnt to death after he killed 9 people in Nempi, Orlu West local government area Imo state.
According to reports, Chigozie, was a trader in Onitsha until he became mad suddenly. His friends in Onitsha took him to his family compound in Nempi where he has been under their care.
Chigozie’s mental illness worsened over time but his family members didn’t take him to a psychiatric hospital.
Unfortunately, In the early hours of December 8th, 2019, Chigozie macheted 9 people to death. Out of the 9 people he killed, 7 were his family members: his grandfather, 3rd wife of his grandfather and five of his cousin children. The other two victims were neighbors.
Reacting to the killings, angry youths in the community quickly pounced on Chigozie and set him ablaze.
Rumors have it that Chigozie’s quest to become rich made him joined an occult group which resulted in his madness. Others say it was hard drugs that led to his mental illness.