A 38-year-old man identified as Sunday Ugwuoke, has lost all his property and his house almost burnt when his neighbours attacked him for mistakenly killing their dog in Enugu State.
According to Vanguard, Ugwuoke said that he came out to ease himself at about 10:30 pm on Saturday night when he noticed the movement of an animal around his entrance door.
He said that he was shocked to notice the strange animal lurking around his door and attempting to attack him which made him to hit it with a rod, adding that it cried out and attracted the attention of the owners who live in his neighbourhood.
Ugwuoke said that he was surprised when one his neighbours, Chizoba Ajibo, 19, emerged from the backyard and threatened him for hitting the animal.
He added that the threat provoked him further and he went inside, got his cutlass and severed the animal into two.
At that point, Ugwuoke, said Chizoba ran home and mobilised his two other brothers who he gave their names as Chijioffor Ajibo also known as Ngwuro, 39, and Emeka Ajibo, 21, adding that when he saw them running towards his house with malice, and knowing that he could not challenge them, he withdrew to the backyard from where he watched helplessly as they destroyed his property.
He said they started destroying things when they searched for him thoroughly without success.
He also said that when they have damaged all the property in his room, they brought out his mattress, positioned it to the roof of the house before setting it ablaze, adding that the flame woke the neighbourhood from their sleep as they rushed to the scene to save the building from getting totally burnt.
Ugwuoke, who alleged that he believes Chika Ugwuja, Gabriel Ugwuoke, and Christopher Ugwuoke, who he has been having problems with in the community, wrote the scripts which the young men acted, saying Ugwuja, has threatened to banish him from the community if he was not careful and had written to the Area Command of Nsukka Police Division of the Nigeria Police, where he alleged that he was a terrorist.
He said he has reported this case to the Nsukka Police Division, and the officers had taken stock of the damages.