Residents of Owheologbo community, Isoko North Local Government Area,
Delta State, were Sunday night, thrown into confusion as one person was
reportedly killed and six houses, including a secondary school building,
were razed following a row over a girlfriend.
Though details of
the incident were still sketchy at press time, community sources said
the deceased, simply identified as Mr. Dennis, was killed at about
9:30p.m. in his mother’s residence.
It was learned that angry
youths on getting wind of the incident, mobilised and set fire to
houses, cars and other properties of members of the family of those who
participated in the killing.
A source said the assailants had fled the community to avoid lynching by the mob.
on the development yesterday, Chairman, Isoko North Local Government
Area, Mr. Emmanuel Egbabor, confirmed that the incident was related to
issues concerning a woman.
He said: “When I was called, I alerted the police and soldiers, who immediately moved into the community.”
disclosing that the security agents had taken the corpse away from the
roadside to a mortuary, he said: “The Army and police have helped to
restore peace in the community. I have advised them to carry out proper
investigation into the incident.”
Contacted, Delta State Police
Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident,
saying “I have heard so too. But I am yet to get situation report on it
from the Divisional Police Officer.”