A thirty-nine year old man, Louis Okoh
has been murdered at Abavo. According to sources from the community he was
strangled to death on Thursday night, 16th of January, 2014 and his corpse
was dumped in a dilapidated mud house
near his family compound in Abavo. The gruesome murder of Mr. Okoh has not only
thrown his family into mourning but has also disrupted the peace in the area.
When Ika Weekly correspondent visited the
scene where the deceased body was dumped, sympathizers were seen raining curses
upon whoever that has perpetrated the evil act.
Speaking to newsmen, a brother to the
deceased, Mr. Cliford Okoh appealed to government to ensure that the killers of
his brother are brought to book. He said they did not do anybody wrong to
warrant the murder of his brother.
Mr. Okoh stated that his late brother
before he was killed on that fateful day revealed to them that somebody
threatened to kill him and other members of his family for no reason.
Ika Weekly gathered that the deceased
lived in Agbor but traveled to Abavo his home town the day he met his untimely
death. A family source, name withheld, said that his death of their brother
was not unconnected with the renewed
crisis in the community. The deceased was said to be a tipper driver in Ika
South council secretariat.
At the time of filling of this report,
the matter has been reported to Abavo Police Station, Abavo while Louis
lifeless body has been deposited in the mortuary.
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