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Published On: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

Delta: Man stabbed to death over communal leadership tussle

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From Osakhare Erese, Asaba

An indigene of Ewu community in Ughelli South Local Government area of Delta State has been stabbed to death during a clash by a rival group from the area over the candidacy of who emerges as President General (PG) of the community.
The victim, Godfrey Onagba, gave up the ghost at the Ughelli Central Hospital, Ughelli where he had been rushed to for medical attention after he was attacked by his assailants.
Sources from the community disclosed that the late Godfrey, who is a loyalist to the embattled community’s President General, Ogaga Etaiga, was attacked on the eve of the community’s annual conference which would herald the beginning of a new executive.
Trouble was said to have erupted when the embattled PG, whose tenure is said to have elapsed, sought a comeback in office for another term, a situation that did not go down well with other parties in the community.
Speaking to journalists in Asaba on Tuesday, the Police Commissioner in the state, Mustafa Muhammed who confirmed the incidence, said investigation was ongoing with a view to bringing the culprits to book.
He said: “the incident is under investigation, and we will ensure the culprits are brought to book”.

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