By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Members of Onicha Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State have urged the Federal government to bring to book some Fulani herdsmen that allegedly murdered a member of the community in his farmland.
They also implored the police to swing into action by deploying operatives of the tactical unit to immediately arrest those behind the dastardly act and bring them to justice.
The deceased, a 47years old eminent son of the community identified as Sunday Ojei Onwueze, was reportedly butchered in his farmland by some Fulani herdsmen in a most bizarre manner.
Onwueze, father of 5 children, according to eyewitness, was in his farmland when some herdsmen who went berserk came chasing him and other persons away.
According to the younger sister of the deceased, Debby Onwueze, the news of his brother’s death came to her as a rude shock.
“He woke up that fateful morning of April 18, did his morning devotion and set out to the farm with his wife, his normal routine. While at the farm, his wife felt ill and like the loving husband he was, he asked the wife to go home while he continued with the farm work at about 2.pm.
“Eye witness in the farm narrated that while they were at the neighbouring farm, the Fulani herdsmen came chasing them with machetes. They ran for dear lives but heard Mr. Ojei saying I don’t know, I am not aware as he was rounded up by some of the herdsmen. The eye witness quickly ran to the village to report and mobilize people, but by the time help came, he has already been butchered like cow by them”.
A graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, he was until his death an elder and a Sunday school teacher at Church of God Mission, Umuolo branch, Onicha Olona.
“He was a hard working, reliable and trustworthy man who lived an exemplary life. We ask the Nigeria police and the Federal government to help bring to book all the perpetrators of the heinous crime.”