A businessman (name withheld), in Enwhile community, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, has allegedly killed his uncle after a heated scuffle over family property in the area on Thursday night.
The police commissioner in the state, Mr Zanna Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday in Asaba, said the suspect was arrested in his attempt to escape, adding that he currently being detained for further investigation..
It was gathered that the suspect and the victim father of five
children had been locked in the web of battle over family property in the area over six years, before the bubble burst.
But the suspect who spoke to journalists at the police headquarters
where he is being detained, said: “it was not my intention to kill
him, it was the devil work when he tried to slap me and I drew out
cultlass to cut his neck on the spot, I am very sorry for my wrong”.
Investigation revealed that efforts by neighbours who got wind of the incident to revive the victim proved abortive when he gave up the ghost after bleeding profusely for hours.
Meanwhile, three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by police
attached to the Ughelli Police Division in connection with the
abduction of an Ughelli socialite, Mr.. Emejemite Williams.
Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, the police image maker in the state who confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspects, said the victim was
driving his Toyota Camry Car along with a female co-occupant on
Aghwinagwi road when suddenly unknown gunmen blocked them and took
them to an unknown destination.
He said that based on intelligence gathering, one of the suspects,
Christian Akpojotor was arrested, and two phones of the victim were
recovered from him, adding that his arrest led to the arrest of two
others identified as Bernard Umukoro, and Peter OKoh in Benin City,
Also, the police in Delta State have declared war against suspected
cultists and the last three weeks have arrested no fewer than 25
suspects who are members of Eiye confraternity.
Ibrahim, who confirmed this to journalists in Asaba, said that the arrest of the suspected cultists was part of the strategies to ensure free, and warned parents call their unruly children to order.