Monday, October 21, 2013

Panic in Delta community as gunmen go on rampage, vandalise properties over leader’s arrest

Unidentified gunmen went on a rampage in Uwheru community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State which led the villagers to flee to avoid being caught in the wake of destruction.
The hoodlums allegedly vandalized almost a dozen houses and one car purportedly owned by a former aide to the state governor and President-General of the community in question, Clement Osieta.
The assailants alleged to be political thugs were also reported to have engineered the death of one George Imiti, brother to Festus Imiti, a councillor by beating him to death.

Vanguard reports:
Yesterday morning, Over 500 indigenes of the community, the Vanguard gathered, had fled into the bush for fear of being attacked by the armed thugs, who reportedly invaded the town at 1a.m.
A source said: “The current mayhem in Uwheru was because the ring-leader of the gunmen was arrested by the police. So the top official wants to stop his prosecution.
“At Egbo quarters, two houses belonging to one Boge Ogbe were vandalised alongside a beer parlour in front of his house.
“Margaret Ogbe’s store was vandalised and the armed youths went away with the N800,000 given to her to keep by her club.
“At Odja, four houses were destroyed. A People’s Democratic Party, PDP, chairman in Uwheru was not spared as his house and Toyota Corolla car were destroyed.
“Also vandalised is Mr Wilson Umukoro’s house; Umokoro is an In-law to Clement Osieta.”

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