Youths of Ogwash-Uku Kingdom, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta state during the weekend allegedly stripped and raped Mrs Ohai, wife of the Odogwu (Warlord) of community, Chief Gabriel Ohai over a chieftaincy tussle.
According to Ohai, the youths turned against him after one of them was arrested by policemen.
“Police came to re-arrest one Ikechukwu Illoba who led his hoodlums to beat a 75-year-old man to death after an autopsy result. The suspect, who raised an alarm and called his cohorts as early as 6am already converged before the arrival of policemen resisted re-arrest.
“Immediately the police left, the hoodlums moved in their numbers to my house, pulled down my gate, fence and moved to the palace I built, set my house ablaze, stripped my wife naked, raped her, burnt down my two vehicles and moved to my farm, 20 kilometres away from where I live, set the building there ablaze.
“My workers’ quarters were burnt down, my livestock over 3000 birds, 100 pigs and others were released into the forest. The farm was destroyed completely, some of my property were looted, others set ablaze
“It became imperative for me to talk to the world, the government and human rights organisations to know what I am passing through in the hands of those who are above the law. And there is now lawlessness in Azungwu Quaters, Ogwash-Uku.
“Twelve persons were injured during the attack. Also, three houses, poultry, and two vehicles worth over N500 million were destroyed by the irate youths.”
Spokesperson for the state police command, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation has been launched.
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