Published On: Thu, Jul 4th, 2024

Delta: Tension As Gunmen Kill Ndokwa Community Leader, Set Corpse Ablaze

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LAGOS JULY 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)-There was tension on Wednesday in Obodougwa-Ogume, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State as a community leader, Mr Anselm Oyibo, was found dead.

PUNCH Oline gathered that Oyibo a former Community Development Committee Chairman of the community was macheted to death and set ablaze along with his motorcycle by unknown assailants

His remains were found alongside his motorcycle at Obodougwa Ogume Junction along Kwale-Obiaruku Road on Wednesday.

Residents of the community who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the incident said the deceased left his Kwale residence at about 11.30 pm on Sunday after he received a phone call and never returned home.

“The deceased suddenly woke up from his bed just before midnight and said he was going out. He started his motorcycle, brought out his phone and started answering a call. He was married to two wives, so it was felt that he was going to his second wife’s place. The next morning, he didn’t return, so his second wife was called and she said he didn’t spend the night at her place.

“His phone was called, it rang for some time and after a while, it was no longer connecting. Later, information came that someone was killed in our junction and was burnt with his motorcycle.

“It was later confirmed that he was the person. He was killed with machetes and set ablaze. His corpse has been taken to the mortuary.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe confirmed the killing.

He said, “Yes, efforts are ongoing to unravel the circumstances that led to his death”


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