From KOFA KINGS,Ughelli
Monday, June 27, 2011
A private security aide to a top state government official has allegedly shot two persons dead in controversial circumstances in Owhelogbo community, Isoko North Council Area of Delta State, at the weekend.
The assailant, who works as private security aide attached to the country home residence of the Delta State Government official (name withheld) shot dead two persons in two related attacks, accusing them of robbing his home in the suburb of the community. Luck ran out on him when he was swooped on by a combined team of security operatives.
The death of the two persons triggered violence, as irate youths stormed the suspect’s compound and set ablaze, houses belonging to him, before the police later brought normalcy to the troubled community.
Sources, who pleaded anonymity said trouble started when the suspect’s son told his father he could identify some of the robbers that raided their compound the previous night.
Continuing, the sources said the suspect and some local vigilance group took the law into their hands and allegedly shot dead, an innocent man when they could not get hold of the accused robbers.
The sources confirmed that the alleged robbers were same cult members with the suspect’s son, who were not happy with his conducts , continuing, he said the suspect’s son deceived his father into committing murder.
The sources further said the death of the innocent man sparked off the anger of the youths, who proceeded to the suspect’s place to demand an explanation for his action but immediately he spotted them, he allegedly opened fire on the crowd, killing the second person on the spot.
He said, it took the gallant efforts of the combined security operatives to arrest the suspect and bring normalcy to the community. The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer , Mr Charles Murka confirmed the incident and said the assailant had been arrested. He said the state police command was investigating the matter to ascertain what led to the killing of the two persons at the Owhelogbo community.