Herdsmen reportedly killed a Delta man, 54-year-old pipeline guard, Anthony Ejabare, who attempted to prevent wife’s rape.
Aggrieved residents of Ogor Kingdom, Delta State reportedly took the corpse of the Delta man to the palace of Ovie of Ogor Kingdom, in what chiefs of the kingdom described as sacrilegious. It was gathered that the herdsmen killed the Delta man who attempted to prevent his wife from being raped in her farm at Edjekota community of Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
A source who spoke to Vanguard said;
“Efforts to take the corpse into the palace were resisted by chiefs, leading to a clash, until the Police intervened.”
The corpse was then taken to Ughelli Area Command, where the villagers were met by senior officers, who took the statement of the widow. A police source said;
“From the statement given by widow, who is the witness, she was accosted by an armed herdsman who asked her to put down the cassava stems she carried on her head in an attempt to rape her else he was going to shoot her.
“While she was pleading with the gunman, her husband, who was stationed as a guard in a pipeline close to her farm, walked into them and upon sighting the husband, the assailant shot him and fled into the bush.”