A teenager has died after being beaten by his uncle, the wife, and six children over an argument regarding his inheritance.

17-year-old beaten to death by uncle and family following argument over his inheritance

Dominic Adiele, 17, of Uzi-Ezike kindred Umuzu in Eziama-Ubulu, Oru West LGA, Imo state, was brutally beaten by his uncle and family on Sunday, 27th May 2018. Following the attack, he was taken to a hospital in Ihiala Anambra State where he died on May 28, 2018.

The uncle’s name was given as Patrick Adiele, his wife is Theresa Adiele, and their eldest male child is Somkelee Adiele. According to reports, they attacked him following arguments over possessions in the shared compound.

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17-year-old beaten to death by uncle and family following argument over his inheritance

For years, The Adieles have fought over ancestral inheritances, according to reports. Dominic’s father, Odinma Adiele, was allegedly killed in similar circumstance 15 years ago by the same Patrick.

17-year-old beaten to death by uncle and family following argument over his inheritance

With the recent death of Dominic, his maternal relatives, from Awo-idemili, arrived Uziezike on the 29th May 2018 and teamed up with the aggrieved locals to burn down the house of Patrick Adiele. His economic trees were also destroyed.

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Patrick Adiele, his wife, and children have been arrested by the police.