-They Are Not My Members, Says Ufuoma
By Dafe Rukevwe
Eight members of a cult group, Vikings in Abraka have been fingered in the murder of a youth leader in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Wisdom Iroro.
At press time, four of the suspects, Festus Ogheneovo, Abel Onoriode, Lucky Enajero and Erona Lucky were already in police custody, while the others are said to be at large.
Our source disclosed that two of the arrested ones, Abel Onoriode and Lucky Enajero, are members of the Anti-Cult group.
Oasis Magazine (OM) also gathered that Festus is the leader of the said cult group.
Abel, we learnt is a bosom friend of Late Iroro and was the one that hinted Lucky about his discovery of $10, 000 in Iroro’s Bitcoin wallet and then contacted Festus who promised to get other five members of the said fraternity for the robbery operation.
On the day of attack, Abel was with Iroro and was in touch with Festus and the others via text messages giving them hints on the whereabouts of Iroro. Abel eventually invited the robbers as soon as Iroro was home.
From confessions made by the apprehended suspects, their intentions for carrying out the operation was to dispossess Iroro of the $10, 000 in his Bitcoin wallet, but were disappointed to find out that what was left when they struck was $400.
According to them, they were forced to shoot him twice when during the process of opening his account through his phone, he attempted to know who they were with the aid of his phone’s light.
They eventually left with the phone and days later planned to sell the phone to a buyer who rather than purchase it decided to contact security operatives. With the help of the Anti-cult group, the police arrested four of the suspects yesterday, February 25, 2020.
According to police sources, CSP Hassan Issah and his men are on the hunt for the other suspects at large, adding that since the matter was a murder case, the suspects will soon be moved to the Homicide section of the State CID in Asaba.
Meanwhile, the Commandant of the Anti-cult group in Abraka, Oghenede Ufuoma, has said that the two members of the group fingered in the murder of Iroro have before this time been expelled for their involvement in certain activities that are not expected of them.
“Rather than the messages been posted online to attack us, I expect the public to commend us for reporting the matter to the police. Abel and Enajero are not our members,” he averred.