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Arougba Village Chief Beheaded In Irhirhi Benin Edo Over Land Dispute, 2 Arrested

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Arougba Village Chief Beheaded In Irhirhi Benin Edo Over Land Dispute, 2 Arrested

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Jan 27, 2015 – Arougba Village Elder Beheaded In Irhirhi Benin City Edo State Over Land Dispute, 2 Arrested

An 85 year-old community leader in Arougba village, in Oredo local government area of Benin metropolis, Goodluck Uwumahongie, has been beheaded by unknown persons, over alleged land tussle.

Police sources confirmed that the killers left with the victim’s head. The assailants were said to have shot late octogenarian before they chopped off his head. He was said to have been alone at his in-law’s residence at Irhirhi village when the attackers struck.

It was gathered that the victim had fled to Irhirhi, following the crisis that trailed the alleged land tussle at Aruogba, where many houses were burnt and three persons killed.

Fifty-five year-old widow of the victim, Julie, said she received the news of the murder of her husband at about 5:30am.

She confirmed that her husband’s death was not unconnected with the crisis surrounding the community land.

“One Osamwonyi has earlier threatened to kill my husband before the crisis. After we ran away from the village during the crisis to seek refuge at my father’s village at Irhirhi, Osamwonyi saw him here and said he would still kill him.”

“I was called that my husband was killed brutally. He was killed because of land tussle. They have been fighting over the community land. He said my husband joined the other faction against them. People said he was shot before they cut off his head and took the head away. I hid my husband in my father’s house. Nobody was at home when it happened.”

Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, spokesman, Joseph Edogiawerie, who confirmed the killing, said two suspects have been arrested, adding that the police were on the trail of the killers.




  1. Jilo

    January 28, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    At this age I’m still perturb about how these killing has become frequent and prevailing in Nigeria and the government has not done anything to halt this. Our Country has become so dejected and despicable to the extent that people cannot get justice even when they try to get one. It is very sad that in this present age, some people can just go on killing spree and think nothing else will come out of it. These unscrupulous people always have that notion that it’s only going takes few Naira note to bribe their way to freedom. Not until when we have a working government who can impose stiff penalty against these crooks, we will continue to see an increase in homicide rate.

  2. sharton

    January 28, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    The perpetrators will not go unpunish Rip sir.

  3. Grace

    January 28, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Let them go cook Ishewu with the head and enjoy. Terrible stories from this nation. His killers will never be set free. Sad stories. Are these killers really human or animals. May God forgive them all.

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