Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Man cuts off brother’s hand over land dispute in Delta

Chaos broke out in Emevor community in Isoko, Delta State when Mr. Jude Boroh allegedly chopped off the hand of a member of his extended family over land dispute. The ugly incident occurred on Saturday after a meeting involving the parties to demarcate and adjust a family land boundary.
The meeting convened to address the land dispute which had been lingering for years, reportedly did not go down well with some members of the family, which resulted in the incident.

It was gathered that the suspect was a member of the Umutama family, which belonged to the extended Ururoho family in the Emevor community.

The victim, Morgan Ekure, a civil servant with the Delta State Government, who is from the Edivri family, was left bleeding after the incident.

A senior member of the Edivri family, Mr. Edward Akure, who confirmed the incident to Punch, said the suspect had before the meeting threatened to wreak havoc over the land.

The suspect had already been arrested by the police at the Otor-Owhe division, as the spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, SP Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident.

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