A chieftaincy dispute in Ogwashi-Uku kingdom, in Aniocha South LGA, Delta State led irate youths in the community to assault the dignity of the wife of the Odogwu (War lord) of the town, Chief Gabriel Ohai, who was stripped and raped by a mob.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG gathered that besides raping the wife of the warlord, that three houses, poultry and two vehicles worth over N500 million were destroyed during the attack. At least 12 persons were also reportedly injured during the attack.
The Odogwu, Chief Gabriel Ohai who revealed the attack on his wife to newsmen in Asaba, Delta State lamented that impunity has taken over his community after the wife was stripped and raped.
He said: “Police came to re-arrest one Ikechukwu Illoba who led his hoodlums to beat a 75 year-old man to death after an autopsy result.
“The suspect, who raised alarm and called his cohorts as earlier as 6am already converged before the arrival of policeman resisted re-arrest.
“Immediately the police left, the hoodlums moved in their numbers to my house pulled down my gate, fence and moved to my palace I built, set my house ablaze, stripped my wife naked, raped her, burnt down my two vehicles and moved to my farm, 20 kilometre away from where I live, set the building there ablaze.
“My workers’ quarters were burnt down, my livestock over 3000 birds, 100 pigs and others were released into the forest. The farm was destroyed completely, some of my property were looted other set ablaze,” the Delta chief said of the loss besides the fact that his wife was stripped and raped.
“It became imperative for me to talk to the world, the government and human rights organization to know what I am passing through in the hand of those who are above the law. And there is now lawlessness in Azungwu Quaters, Ogwash-Uku”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Bright Edafe confirmed the incident that the Delta community warlord’s wife was stripped and raped.