Man Shot Dead Over Land Dispute in Delta

Map of Delta state
Map of Delta state

A 30-year-old man identified as Onyinye Onwuka, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen following an altercation over a land dispute between Obodogwugwu and Ugbolu communities in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to sources the victim who hailed from Idigbe-Ocha quarters, Obodogwugwu in Okpanam community, was shot dead on Sunday afternoon.

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A community source asserted that Onyinye’s was killed by suspected youths from a neighbouring community, Ugbulo.

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“There has been a lingering land dispute between Obodogwugwu and Ugbolu communities which has gone unresolved for several years.

“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,” the source said.

The Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident when contacted on Monday.

He revealed that investigations had commenced on the matter, however, no arrest had been made.

“The information we got is that the man was killed over land matter, for now, no arrest has been made but our men are on top of the situation to arrest the perpetrators,” he said.

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