Senator’s brother stabbed to death over land dispute in Delta state

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Senator's brother stabbed to death over land dispute in Delta state

Honorable Sele-oge Tom, a half-brother of Senator James Manager, who represents the Delta South Senatorial District in the Senate, was stabbed to death over a land dispute with a family member.

On Friday, May 28, the tragedy occurred in the Ogriagbene community of Bomadi local government area of Delta state.

During a fight with another family member over a small parcel of land at the community shoreline, the deceased, who is the town’s youth leader and a former councilman, was allegedly stabbed in the chest region.

According to reports, the deceased’s son slaughtered his father’s killer in retribution, injuring his hand in the process.

“They fought over a family piece of land today (Friday), and after they were separated from the fight, the other one went home and came back with a dagger and stabbed Sele-oge on the rib,’ a source told Vanguard.

“His son, seeing his father stabbed, also went home and came back with a machete and butchered the assailant. They were both rushed to the hospital at Bomadi, the local government headquarters, but Sele-oge gave up the ghost on the way and his remains had already been deposited in the morgue of the Bomadi General Hospital. While the other one is in a critical condition in a private hospital at Bomadi”, the source added.

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Meanwhile, three houses belonging to the man who killed the former councilor have been razed down by angry youths in the family following the incident.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the report could not state categorically how many houses were burnt before police intervened.

He said the police had brought the situation under control and investigation has commenced.

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