BOJI-BOJI OWA (Ika Weekly) – An indigene of Ika nation and Chief Security Officer with CeltelCommunications, Ltd, Agbor, Mr. Paul Okocha has been murdered in coldblood at Ashama, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He was shot dead at a close range by the father of one Mr. Andrew Okonkwo Ukwudinanmor who conveyed him from Umunede to Ashama on Sunday September 2, 2007, where they went to hold a meeting of their organization known as Orinionye-nma Association.
According to a source, Mr. Paul Okocha who has been the Secretary of the association for the past 23 years left his residence at Boji-Boji, Owa, to Umunede where he boarded the vehicle of Andrew Okonkwo Ukwudinanmor who is the treasurer of the association to Ashama.
The source further said that while they were going, Mr. Andrew Okonkwo Ukwudinamor branched to his hometown, Ubulu-Unor and picked his father for the journey to Ashama.
Ika Weekly gathered that as the three men arrived at the premises of the propsed host of the meeting, the father of Mr. Andrew Okonkwor carried the double-barrel gun belonging to his son, and while fiddling with it, released a shot on Mr. Paul Okocha from behind and killed him on the spot.
Ika Weekly further learnt that Mr. Andrew Okonkwor Ukwudinanmor later went to the police at Ogwashi-Uku and reported a case of accidental discharge that led to the death of the deceased.
The wife of late Paul Okocha, Mrs grace Okocha who is a staff of Delta State Library, Agbor, told Ika Weekly that her husband had not offended anybody to her knowledge to warrant such dastardly killing.
She described the claim of accidental discharge as a criminal fabrication because the father of Mr. Andrew Okonkwor Ukwudinanmor is not a member of Orinionye-nma Association, adding that his going with the two meeting members, secretary and treasurer was to accomplish a mission, which has been perfectly carried out.
Mr. Grace Okocha therefore called on the police to carry out thorough investigations into the matter to reveal the true picture of what happened at Ashama