The Odogwu of Ogwash-Uku kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government of Delta State, Chief Gabriel Ohai has lamented how some irate youths stripped and raped his wife over chieftaincy tussle during the weekend.
Narrating his ordeal, Chief Ohai said that properties including three houses, poultry and two vehicles worth over N500 million were destroyed during the attack..
Ohai, who lamented that the attack also left about 12 persons injured, said:
“Police came to re-arrest one Ikechukwu Illoba who led his hoodlums to beat a 75 year-old man to death after an autopsy result.
“The suspect, who raised alarm and called his cohorts as earlier as 6am already converged before the arrival of policeman resisted re-arrest.
“Immediately the police left, the hoodlums moved in their numbers to my house pulled down my gate, fence and moved to my palace I built, set my house ablaze, stripped my wife naked, raped her, burnt down my two vehicles and moved to my farm, 20 kilometre away from where I live, set the building there ablaze.
“My workers quarters were burnt down, my livestock over 3000 birds, 100 pigs and others were released into the forest. The farm was destroyed completely, some of my property were looted other set ablaze
“It became imperative for me to talk to the world, the government and human rights organization to know what I am passing through in the hand of those who are above the law. And there is now lawlessness in Azungwu Quaters, Ogwash-Uku.”
The Delta State Police Command is yet to issue an official statement respecting the incident.