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Published On: Thu, Jul 11th, 2013

Tension in Oghara as Police Arrest Seven Chiefs over Leadership Crisis

Delta State Commissioner of Police Mr Ikechukwu Aduba

LAGOS JULY 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Following the leadership tussle rocking Oghara Kingdom, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, two Octogenarians, the Unugbrogodo of Oghareki, Chief Monday Magini, and his counterpart, the Unugbrogodo of Ogharefe, Pa Samuel Erubami, have been arrested.
Also arrested by security opreatives were five other chiefs of the community, allegedly on the orders of the state police commissioner, Mr. Ekechukwu Aduba.

The chiefs were allegedly picked up from their homes on Monday and detained at the Ogwashiuku prisons. They were all arrested on allegation of being behind the lingering leadership crisis and insecurity in the community.
Pa Samuel Erubami, aged 82, was, however, released to go home on grounds of ill health, but was asked to report frequently to the police. Others arrested include, Chiefs Omokaro, Secretary to Oghareki Council of Chiefs; Dominic Ajueshi, Johnbull Ikaje, Ezekiel Dadi and Major Isaac Ibierebor, rtd.
Meanwhile, a socio cultural group in the community, Ukokore Eje-Ogharayomah Forum, has condemned the arrest of the chiefs, and exonerated them, adding that the arrest was uncalled for as it was capable of aggravating the crisis in the already tensed community.
Source: Vanguard

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