Land dispute claims man, 30 in Delta community

Land dispute claims man, 30 in Delta community

A land dispute between Obodogwugwu and Ugbolu communities of Okpanam town in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State has led to the death of a 30-year old man, Onyinye Onwuka.

Onwuka was shot dead during a scuffle.

Onwuka and other youths from Obodogwugwu had gone to the disputed parcel of land to map out road network, but youths from Ugbolu challenged them and in the ensuing scuffle, he was shot.

Chairman, Idigbe-Ocha Youths Association, Mr. Ifeanyi Ijeh claimed that the disputed land belonged to Umuidigbe-Ocha quarter, stressing that Ugbolu lost in the court over the land.

Delta State Public Relations Officer (PPRO)DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the incident on Monday in Asaba, adding that the matter was being investigated.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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