Bennedeth Anyim was allegedly killed with an axe by her step-son, Friday Anyim when she tried to stop a fight between two siblings in a community in Umuenem, Ezinesi-Oduma in Enugu State.
The suspect, Friday Anyim, was said to have been in a fight with his older sister, Abigail Anyim, in an argument over the sale of a water tank which he needed to raise money for the purchase of a motorcycle, -Okada-for commercial purposes.
It was gathered that Friday, who is a son of one of the three wives of his father, Anyim Samuel, had, in anger, picked up an axe, and thrown it at his sister but the deceased (his step-mother) rushed to intervene and was hit by the flying axe.
The attack killed his step mother and he took to his heels.
Enugu State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO,Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident in a statement, adding that the deceased’s husband who was in a meeting in a nearby house, raced home on hearing the news and found his wife in a pool of blood.