Sunday, April 20, 2014

Graphic image: Man killed over land dispute in Edo


A middle aged man Oseni Ekhameye allegedly died from severe machete cuts inflicted on him over a land dispute between Iviukha in Weppa Wanno and Ikpele in Okpekpe communities in Etsako East LGA, Edo State . One of the victim’s wives, Umoru Otsemobo, is said to be receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital after suffering several machete cuts from those that killed her husband.

National Mirror reports that Ekhameye was killed after he hired some labourers to work in the disputed farmland on Sunday April 13th
His assailants, who were said to have earlier uprooted the crops and destroyed the farmlands before then, returned to kill him. The victim’s wife had gone to the village to make a report of the earlier destruction when she heard the assailants planning to kill her husband. Although she immediately left the house of the community head to inform her husband of the plan, he was killed before she could get home. She was also brutalized.

Confirming the death, Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Police Command, DSP Moses Eguavone, said, “It was a reported case of a wounded person originally. But the victim eventually died while receiving treatment,” he said.) See graphic image after cut...

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