22-year-old Barber shot dead

A 22-year-old barber from Idumu-Ebor quarters of Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area, Elvis Unah was in the evening of Sunday, August 22, 2021 shot dead.

Speaking with journalists, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Stella Unah while crying out for justice over the murder of her son, Elvis debunked the rumour that he was a cultist.

According to her, “One Shaka, an electrician who is also a member of the Anti-Cult Group in Owa Zone from Kogi State was the one who killed Elvis.

“At about 7pm on that faithful day, I heard my late son’s voice in an argument and when I called to know what the argument was all about, he said Shaka was chasing him and his friend, Chidinma and collected Chidinma’s shoe.

“Immediately, I cautioned him not to have anything to do with Shaka and I promised to assist him to recover Chidinma’s shoe, all for peace to reign.

“A few minutes after returning to my room, all I heard was a gunshot and wondered where the sound was coming from only to be told that Elvis my son had been shot dead.

She further said the police from Owa-Oyibu Divisional Headquarters came and took his body to the mortuary and also arrested his killer, Shaka who is now cooling of his heels at the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.

She disclosed that during interrogation at the State Police Command, Asaba, on Tuesday, August 14, 2021, Shaka regretted killing Elvis, saying that his target was his friend Chidinma.

According to a first hand information, late Elvis was said to be a member of the Aro Cult group while Shaka belong to Aye Cult group, and both of them have had unsettled issues before the attack. Elvis was shot on his head.
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OYC appreciates Obi Efeizomor, Hon Friday Okoh

Owa Youth Vigilante security outfit was fully on duty as His Excellency, the Governor of Delta state, Sen. Dr A.I Okowa bid his late father a final farewell to eternity on 21st August, 2021.

The Chairman, executives and the entire members of OYC worldwide, extended their profound gratitude to Owa Youth Vigilante team for their performance last Saturday in carrying out such an enormous task by providing adequate security measures with all other other security apparatus both in Owa Kingdom and the drafted security forces to aid in the smooth organization of the Governor’s father’s funeral.

Indeed, it wasn’t an easy task but God made a success.We want to also commend the General in Command of OWA YOUTH VIGILANTE, Hon. Friday Okoh, Friday Okoh, popularly known as, Hero for all his outstanding contributions towards ensuring that the security outfit of OYC are seen amongst the best, with the provision of various security gadgets and others to ensure the security outfits are of international standard.

“We also extend our sincere appreciation to our most revered monarch, the Obi of Owa Kingdom cum Chairman Delta State Traditional Rulers Councill, Dr. E.O Efeizomor, JP for the strong support to Owa Youth Vigilante by always providing fatherly advise and according to the team the needed recognition.

On the same day being Saturday, 21st August 2021, His Royal Majesty introduced the security outfit to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba during the IG’s visit to the palace of Owa kingdom.

Owa Youth Vigilante is a security outfit created from the apex body of Owa Youth Council whose aim is to defend and provide enabling environment and getting rid of hidden criminal minded elements in all nooks and crannies in Owa Kingdom while partnering with already existing security apparatus in Owa King.

They called on all well meaning sons and daughters of Owa Kingdom to support the group in every possible way towards ensuring Owa Kingdom remain the most secured place to live in.
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Apostle Gary Ogala buries late father

A popular man of God, respected community leader and politician, Apostle Gary Ogala, also known as, Desert Prophet, has buried his late father, Elder Emmanuel Akparike Ogala Onyibe, The well attended burial ceremony took place from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22 at Ime-Obi, Agbor.

Late Elder Emmanuel Akparike Ogala Onyibe, popularly known as, Kpofe Okun( Jump Fire) hailed from Ogbeisere Community,in Ime-Obi, Agbor, Delta State. He was a revered community leader and mentor to many. He died at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his children and other family members.
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Letter to the Delta State Government

By Frank Chuks Izekor

As Delta State celebrate 30 years of her creation and 20 years of PDP rule in the state, I want to draw the attention of State government to a community road, although the has never been tared, but was hitherto passable over the past years without much difficulties.

The Alizomor – Alisor – Omumu road in Ward 3, Ika South Local Government Area, was awarded sometime last year by the Delta State government, and was billed to be completed within a record time as we were told that the contract sum was already made available to the contracting firm.

The road was among many other roads across the state that were awarded at the same time. The contractor to this particular road shortly after the award mobilized to site to the excitement of inhabitants of the communities.

While other roads awarded at the same time have been completed, only about 2klm of this road which ends at Alizomor was partially completed. The part of the road leading to Alisor was bulldozed and abandoned, while nothing was done on the part leading to Omumu.

The contractor according to grapevine information blamed lack of funds to the abandonment of the road project!But how could this be true when we were initially told that funds for the project, and indeed all the projects awarded at the same time have all been completed?

Alisor community as at today cannot be accessed through that road as it has completely become impassable. It has never been this bad over the years even though it was not tared.

The questions that are begging for answers as it concerns the road are:• Why was the construction of the road stopped immediately it passed the residence of a particular PDP stalwart who is the leader of the Party in that locality?• Why was funds made available for the other roads awarded by the State Government at the same time, not made available for this road?• Could it be that somebody somewhere influenced the construction of this road with the contract cutting across the three communities of Alizomor, Alisor and Omumu, while it was actually met to end after crossing a point?If this assertions are not correct, what effort then is this PDP and their stalwarts in that Ward putting in to ensure that the entire stretch of the road as awarded is completed?

I want to, therefore, call on the state government to expedite action on this road to alleviate the sufferings of the people living in these communities as PDP over the years has benefited immensely from them through what they call “bush votes!”

I want to also use this medium to call on the Commissioner for Works, (Urban and Federal Roads) Engr Noel Omodon who incidentally is from the same Ward with these communities to use his good office to see to the completion of this road, even though the said road does not fall within his jurisdiction, I however, appeal to him to reach out to his counterpart in the Rural Road Ministry to give the road the attention it deserves.
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