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Community denies monarch’s murder

By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN — ETETE com-munity in Ovia South- West Local Government of Edo State has denied its involvement in the  murder of the Enogie of Ugolo community, HRH Solomon Udobor.

The community said that  the rift between both communities was boundary dispute and not Enogieship tussle as alleged by the wife of the late Enogie.

The late Enogie, Solomon Udobor, was killed on New Year eve in his bedroom and  five persons, suspected to  be involved in the murder, had been arrested by Edo State Police Command.

Bur in a statement in Benin, spokesman for the Etete community, Mr. Moses Obasuyi, said that contrary to allegation by the wife of the late Enogie of Ugolo, that her husband was killed as a result of Enogie dispute, that the problem between both communities was boundary dispute and nothing else.

According to him, “the claim by one of the late Enogie’s wives, that the late Enogie was killed because of leadership tussle between Etete and Ugolo should be discountenanced.

“As we called on the police to carry out a thorough investigation to fish out the real killer of the Enogie, we are aware that he, the late Enogie, had a tussle with his brother over who becomes the Enogie  in Ugolo some time ago.”

“We also gathered that the slain Enogie had a serious disagreement with his second son on issues bordering on the sharing of money,” he added.

The Etete community therefore appealed to the Edo State Police Command to beams their search lights on the immediate family of the late Enogie with a view to fishing out those responsible for the murder.


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