AGBOR OBI – It was a tale of horror and of woe for the Odokpaye’s family when their seventy-five years old mother was gunned down by a yet-to-be known assailant in the night of Monday, January 10, 2011, right inside the family compound at 12, Egun Lane, off Iregwa Street , Agbor-Obi, Ika South Local Government Area.
According to one of the children of the late woman, Mrs. Grace Nwadiogo, a farmer in the community, her mother, Mrs. Regina Edokpaye returned from an evening service in her church, and they were sitted at the back of the house while some of their little children were playing around. She maintained that when it was about 7.30pm that Monday, December 10, a man appeared from the side of the building and met them preparing the evening meal. She alleged that the man asked them who was the mother of Christopher among them. Mrs. Regina Edokpayi told the man that she was the mother of Christopher, and asked him if he has a message from her son, Christopher who lives in the Northern part of the country. Mrs. Nwandiogo stated that after her mother had identified herself the man raised up the torch light that he was holding and pointed it at Mrs. Edokpayi. As the woman protested in anger, telling him not to point the torch light at her, the man retreated into the darkness, and called another person from outside the compound. According to Mrs. Nwadiogo, the two men returned to them as everyone started running helter shelter. It was then the man who was standing outside and later walked into the compound with the first man, opened fire on Mrs. Regina Edokpayi, who could not run away from her assailant. As soon as they have shot the woman, the two men climped their motorcycle and zoomed into the darkness.
The matter was immediately reported to the Agbor police station, and according to Mrs. Nwadiogo, as at the time of filing this report, no arrest has been made. The body of late Mrs. Regina Edokpyi who lost her husband about five years ago, has been deposited at the Central Hospital morgue, while investigations into the killing continued.
Mrs. Grace Nwadiogo said that her mother who was a peasant farmer, and was well know in the community, was peace-loving and caring. She wondered why anybody could take the life of her mother in such circumstance. She appealed to the Delta state police command to investigated the matter and fish out those behind the dastardly act.
Late Mrs. Regina Edokpayi was survived by six children, many grand-children and great grand-children.