Pandemonium struck in Agbor on Saturday, August 5, 2017 when a 40 year old father of five children, Mr. Lucky Nwaki, was allegedly murdered by a group of Ika South Local Government Adhoc Committee on New Building Permit.
Ika Weekly gathered that the victim
a tailor who hails from Alihame Community in Agbor was attacked by one of the members of the committee identified as Eze Mike also known as Ololo when they invaded the building site of the deceased brother based abroad in Boji-Boji, Agbor.
Ololo was said to have reacted to a comment made by Late Nwaki when his group demanded that Nwaki's sibling who is in-charge of the building project to pay them certain amount of money irrespective of the fact that the permit had already been paid into the local government council's account hence. Ololo then hit Nwaki from behind with an object identified as hammer on his ribs, shoulder and neck which eventually led him to collapse, but unfortunately he died while being taken to the hospital due to the injuries sustained.
Speaking with the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Juliet Nwaki, who was found devastated, said, " I received a distress call from my In-law that I should rush to Anioma Hospital and when I got thee I saw my husband lying lifeless, and when I asked my brother in-law present at the hospital, he explained to me that my husband was killed by Ololo whose group on new building permit invaded the building site of their brother, demanding that they should pay certain amount of money for the building permit which had already been paid into the council's account.
"He said the group members insisted that they must pay to them even when the receipt used in paying to the council was presented. And that simply because my husband mentioned to his brother not to listen to the group as that has been their usual ways, Ololo angrily picked up a hammer and hit him three times which made him to collapse and died".
Speaking further, Mrs. Nwaki demanded for justice, adding that Ololo and his cohorts should bear the responsibility of training her children in school and they should also build them a house.
The Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Fred Ofume, when contacted on phone said, the Ad hoc committees were not council staff. He explained that the job was only contracted to them, adding that they were also not to work on weekends, but only on official working days hence, the local government council has no hand in the matter.
However, it could be recalled that residents have overtime decried oppression by these Ad hoc committee members on new building permit which has conspicuously become unbearable. As at the time of filing this report, Ololo and other members of the group had fled the town, but one was arrested by the police and being interrogated over the dastardly act.