77-year-old community leader assasinated in Delta
A seventy seven year old leader of Ugborodo Community in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Pa. Sandy Omadeli has been assassinated less than two weeks to has birthday.
Omadeli is to celebrate his birthday on Feb. 1.
The deceased, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP was murdered at about 5am on Tuesday Morning by suspected hired assassins at his Effuru residence.
Sources said the assassins stormed the deceased’s family at Akugbe Street by Water Resources in Uvwie Local Government Area, locked him up for several hours and brutally murdered him.
The source also disclosed that before family relatives realized, Pa. Omadeli had already been killed by the assassins who hurriedly left the house.
The deceased among others was an active voice in Ugborodo community and had protested over alleged misappropriation of huge oil royalties accrued to the community from Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL as well as the yet to be released N3.2billion Coastal Ugborodo Development Fund which has been a subject of crisis in the area.
Secretary of Ugborodo Community Development, Femi Uwawah confirmed the incident, quoting the deceased’s wife as saying, ”her hubby was either suffocated to death or injected with a chemical but, We cannot confirm that until the autopsy comes out.”
When DAILY POST contacted the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Zanna Mohammed, he said that the police were yet to be briefed.