Tragedy struck at Otu-Jeremi Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday, 12th January, 2022, after a child rapist allegedly killed a 29 years old man, identified as Mr. Tuwere Shipiode, after being caught trying to defile the deceased’s daughter.
According to an eyewitness, the assailant, identified as Mr. Paul Ogilo and the deceased were good friends, which made it easy for the former to easily access the daughter before the ugly incident.
The eyewitness said that trouble started when the deceased caught his killer, Mr. Paul Ogilo, using his fingers on his little daughter’s virgina probably in a bid to have canal knowledge of her.
Vexed by the act, the deceased started questioning him on why he was trying to defile his daughter, it was in the process of the heated argument that Mr. Paul Ogilo took a kitchen knife and stabbed him.
The eye witness stated further that the deceased tried his best to get help but collapse and died before help could come, while the killer, Mr. Ogilo injured those that tried to dispossessed him of the knife, boasting that he will kill anyone that comes his way before policemen from the Otu-Jeremi Division came and arrested him.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, stated that the incident occurred at about 9pm when the Divisional Police Officer, Otu-Jeremi Division received a distressed call that a man was stabbed to death at Otu-Jeremi community in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
According to him, “the DPO mobilised and led Police patrol teams to the scene. At the scene, the corpse of the deceased was seen in a pool of blood and the house has been deserted.
“The Police operatives embarked on intelligence led investigation which revealed that there was an argument between the deceased named Tuwere Shipiode ‘m’ aged 29yrs and one Paul Ogilo ‘m’ age 26years.
“Acting on further intelligence gathered, the suspect was trailed to an uncompleted building in Otu-Jeremi where he was seen with the kitchen knife suspected to have been used in committing the alleged crime and he was immediately arrested.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted committing the said crime. He also stated that a fight ensued between him and the deceased during which he used the kitchen knife to stab and kill the deceased”, he added.