The daughter of the slain senior staff of the Library Department of Delta State University, Abraka, Idama Oghenekaro, at the weekend told newsmen that her father, Mr Idama Sunday had gone to his farm at Ovre-Abraka in Ethiope East LGA of the state to enable him raise fund for her to purchase a Higher National Diploma form before the unfortunate incident.
Speaking at the palace of the Ovie of Oriarivie-Abraka, Oghenekaro said, “on that day, after closing from work, my father told us that he was going to his cassava farmland at Ovre-Abraka to harvest some for sale to enable him raise the sum of N20,000 for me to buy HND form. My father told us to meet him the next day at the farm so that we would come back together, but we never met him to come back with us alive. ”
Meanwhile, the people of Abraka kingdom have accused security agents in the state of aiding criminal activities of suspected herdsmen.
According to the President-General of the Oruarivie-Abraka kingdom, Dr Joseph Emudainowho, “a suspected herdsmen was arrested by the community youths and vigilante for robbing a resident (name withheld) of his motorcycle at gunpoint and was handed over to the police after his partner had escaped with the motorcycle. But the DPO of Abraka division freed the suspect alleging that there was no concrete evidence against the suspect.”
The state PPRO, Andrew Aniamaka denied the allegation saying, the police cannot aid criminals in the area. “The suspect, Aliyu Abubakar, 25, was apprehended for robbery through the assistance of locals in the area after snatching a motorcycle from his victim. He was charged to court at Abraka for robbery and subsequently remanded at the Sapele prisons for further hearing.”