Cultist Kills Delta Poly Student, Two Others

By Kenneth Orusi, Asaba

Residents of Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State were weekend, thrown into confusion as two persons, including a 19-year-old student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara were killed by yet to be identified assailants.

Though, the circumstances surrounding their death were hazy as at press time, sources said the deceased were killed by suspected cultists.

It was gathered that one of the deceased was stabbed with dangerous weapons at Umusam area of the community and later gave up the ghost, hours after he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

It was learned that the other victim, a student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara identified as Chukuemeka Onuoha was shot dead in his family house.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state police command, DSP Celestina Kalu said one Mr. Emma Onuoha who hails from Imo State and resides at 33, Isumpe Road, Kwale had reported that a group of boys had forced themselves into his house in the early hours of Saturday and shot his son, Chukuemeka on the chest.

She said the victim was confirmed dead at Brema Hospital, Kwale, adding that the corpse had been deposited at St Luke mortuary, stating that no arrest had been made and maintained that the police had commenced investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the town as soldiers, men of the Kwale Police Division and the Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps have intensified their patrol in the area.

Also contacted, the President, Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps, Mr. Austin Ogwu-Chinuwa, in his reaction, advised youths in the area to shun cultism, saying they were looking towards organizing a symposium for the youths and cultists who are willing to renounce membership of their cult groups.