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Tragedy as gunmen behead man, flee with body parts in Delta community

Suspected gunmen have killed an indigene of Ojobo community in Burutu local government area of Delta State.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the incident, which occurred on Wednesday, has generated jitters in the Delta creeks with the community leadership swinging into action to apprehend the perpetrators.

The victim, identified as Mr College Gbeke, had recently lost his two wives and who are currently in the mortuary when the tragic incident occurred.

Confirming the incident, the amana-owei of Ojobo community, Chief Bribai Derick, said: “He was asked by his killers to fabricate thatches for them, who were reported to have been planning to establish a militant camp in the forest.

“The deceased was also reported to have been paid with the sum of five thousand naira to start the job. But, it was all a deceit, they killed him, severed his head and private parts and dumped his body in the forest.

“The community leadership, getting wind of the wicked act, swung into action and has found the headless body.

“Though the culprits are at large, we have arrested six suspects and we’re making moves to hand them over to the police station at Okpokunou community in Burutu local government area”.

In a related development, following the extra-judicial killing of Mr Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbosain by indigenes of Okpokunou community in Burutu local government area, Delta State, the Department of State Security, DSS, today, arrested some suspects and handed them over to the police command in Asaba, the state capital.

Nigeriacrime com gathered that the late Ogbosain was accused of stealing on May 2, 2023, in the community and the community chairman, Mr Tokekeme Emgbouke, ordered for his beating and he gave up the ghost in the process of the mob attack.

According to a community leader: “When he was confirmed dead, the community led by the chairman deposited the corpse in Bomadi General Hospital morgue. After a few days, the same community chairman ordered the removal of the corpse from the morgue and was given a shallow burial. Thereafter, the corpse was exhumed and thrown into the river for sea creatures to feast on.

“Then, the family of the deceased sent a petition to the State Commissioner of Police, which was copied to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, in Abuja, signed by the Ogbosain family lawyer on behalf of the Ogbosain family and family leaders of Obotebe community all in Burutu local government area, to arrest and prosecute the culprits behind the dastardly act for justice to prevail.

“The police in Okpokunou community earlier attempted to make an arrest but the suspects overpowered them, humiliated and assaulted the DPO by disarming the police, forcing all the policemen to sit on the floor of the community hall with a warning to refrain from the matter or risk being killed.

“Again, the Okpokunou Police Division, earlier this month sought assistance from the Joint Task Force, JTF, Bomadi Division, located some few kilometres away from Okpokunou, who swung into action and arrested the community chairman, Mr. Tokekeme Emgbouke, who was trying to flee the community. He has been handed over to the police since after his arrest.

“After the arrest of the community chairman, some of his family members attacked family members of the deceased by assaulting them, destruction of their houses and other property worth over N200 million over the arrest of their brother.

“Since the culprits had overpowered the police division in the area, family members of the deceased, again made a move and contacted men of the DSS, who aided the police in arresting some of the suspects today, and who have been transferred to Asaba, the state capital”.

Confirming the arrest, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Edafe Bright, said: “The arrest was made to help the police carry out a thorough investigation in the matter. The police would bring to book anybody involved in the extra-judicial murder”.

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