Following a land dispute with a family member, the half brother to senator representing Delta South Senatorial District at the Senate, Senator James Manager identified as H on. Sele-oge Tom has been stabbed to death.
Reports have it that the incident occurred at Ogriagbene Community in Bomadi Local Government area of Delta State on Friday, May 28.
The deceased, a former councillor and the community’s youth leader, was allegedly stabbed in the chest during a fight with another family member over a small parcel of land at the community waterfront.
According to reports, the deceased’s son butchered his father’s killer in retaliation while also injuring his hand.
“They fought over a family piece of land today (Friday), and after they were separated from the fight, the other one went home and came back with a dagger and stabbed Sele-oge on the rib,’ a source told Vanguard.
“His son, seeing his father stabbed, also went home and came back with a machete and butchered the assailant. They were both rushed to the hospital at Bomadi, the local government headquarters, but Sele-oge gave up the ghost on the way and his remains had already been deposited in the morgue of the Bomadi General Hospital. While the other one is in a critical condition in a private hospital at Bomadi”, the source added.
But then enraged family members have razed down three houses belonging to the man who killed the former councilor in the aftermath of the incident.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the report, could not say how many houses were burned before police intervened.
DSP Bright Edafe said that the police controlled the situation and that the investigation had begun.