Community clash over land in Delta State, one dead.

A 30-year old man Mr Onyinye Onwuka was killed on Sunday over land dispute in Obodogwugwu community, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State. Our correspondent gathered that the victim who hails from Idigbe- Ocha quarters, Obodogwugwu community was killed in a bush by unidentified men. It was reported that the deceased and some of his kinsmen went to a disputed land between Obodogwugwu and Ugbolu to map out roads when the unfortunate incident occurred. It was said that the victim was shot during an argument with youths suspected to be from Amachai quarters, Ugbolu community. A member of the community who don’t want his name in print said that there has been a lingering land dispute between Obodogwugwu and Ugbolu community which has gone unresolved for several years. According to him, ” Four years ago, the people of Ugbolu took the matter concerning the ownership of the land to court and lost the suit to Idigbe-Ocha quarters, Okpanam”. When asked, he said he had no clue on why the deceased and some persons went to the land. When contacted Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident, saying that he was killed over land dispute. She also added that no one has been arrested in respect to the killing.

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