Pandemonium broke out in Otu-Jeremi Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday 12th January 2022, following the killing of a 29-year-old man, identified as Mr. Tuwere Shipiode by his friend, Mr. Paul Ogilo.
An eye witness told Daily INDEPENDENT that trouble started when the deceased caught his killer, Mr. Paul Ogilo using his fingers on his little daughter’s Virginia probably in a bid to have canal knowledge of her.
Irked by the act, the deceased, Mr. Tuwere Shipiode started questioning him on why he was trying to defile his daughter, and in the process of the argument, Mr. Paul Ogilo grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him.
The eye witness stated further that the deceased tried his best to get help but collapsed and died before help could come, while the killer, Mr. Ogilo injured those that tried to dispossess him of the knife, boasting that he will kill anyone that comes his way before policemen from the Otu-Jeremi Division came and arrested him.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, stated that the incident occurred at about 9 pm when the Divisional Police Officer, Otu-Jeremi Division received a distressed call that a man was shot to death at Otu-Jeremi community in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
According to him, “the DPO mobilised and led Police patrol teams to the scene. At the scene, the corpse of the deceased was seen in a pool of blood and the house has been deserted.
“The Police operatives embarked on an intelligence-led investigation which revealed that there was an argument between the deceased named Tuwere Shipiode ‘m’ aged 29yrs and one Paul Ogilo ‘m’ age 26years.
“Acting on further intelligence gathered, the suspect was trailed to an uncompleted building in Otu-Jeremi where he was seen with the kitchen knife suspected to have been used in committing the alleged crime and he was immediately arrested.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted committing the said crime. He also stated that a fight ensued between him and the deceased during which he used the kitchen knife to stab and kill the deceased”, he added.