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Published On: Wed, May 20th, 2015

Delta: Urhobo Youths Clash over Allocation of ‘Menial Jobs’

Chop hand

Chop hand

LAGOS MAY 20TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Several youths were alleged to have sustained various degree of injuries when Urhobo youths Orhuwhorun community, Delta State clashed over allocation menial jobs.
URHOBOTODAY learnt that the crisis which occurred between youths of Orhuwhorun and steel township a satellite residential area of Orhuwhorun Community left one Stanley Okobiebie with his right hand chopped-off with several other youths left with various degree of injuries.

An eye witness explained that disagreement ensued between youths of both communities over the refusal of township youths to allow the Orhuwhorun youths to participate in the pouring of concrete in a building site.
According to our source before the ugly incidence both groups have an understanding of sharing whatever job in equal proportion but on this very day the steel township youths were reported to have refused the Orhuwhorun youths participation in the job.
During the heated argument youths from both communities were reported to have used dangerous weapons on each other freely leaving no fewer that five Orhuwhorun youths with deep matched cut and the chopping-off of the hands of one Stanley Okobiebie.
Those who sustained various injuries are receiving treatment in a government hospital in the area. While the police are yet to make any arrest.
Speaking with our reporter one of the youth who had a matchet cut on his head alleged that a youth leaving in Steel Township called Emmanuel was the person who used cutlass on him and several others, who sustained injuries.
According to him when he was inflicted with the matched cut and blood was gushing out of his head he was ferried in a motorbike to the police station to lay complain.
“The Divisional Police Office therefore ordered for the arrest of the culprits. On getting to the scene of crime the suspect was nowhere to be found,” he alleged.
In a retaliatory mission, youths of Steel Township took to the street smashing vehicles windscreen and louvers protesting what a source confirmed was in anger over the police arrest of suspected youth cultist in the areas.

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