Suspected gunmen have reportedly attacked the residence of Jonathan Ukodhiko, a member-elect for the Isoko federal constituency in Delta state, Nigeria.
The gunmen incident involved about ten armed men who allegedly stole livestock, including ten cows, from Ukodhiko’s home.
Tragically, a Hausa man who was in charge of the livestock was reportedly killed during the invasion.
The incident is said to have occurred shortly after the March 18 governorship and House of Assembly elections, but it was initially not made public.
“The invasion took place at midnight which resulted in the carting away of over 10 live cows and other animals from the compound of the member-elect by the hoodlums and they killed the cattle rearer, a Hausa man and dumped his body in a bush.
“I think the cattle rearer was not killed in the compound; we suspected he was taken to a nearby bush where he was killed and his decomposing body was found in the bush after several days of search.
“The dastardly act is condemnable and an act of mere wickedness. This is an act that has never been seen in Owhe clan. The police have taken over the case now but no arrest has been made so far,” a source said.
Confirming the gunmen development, a former council chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, said the ”act is condemnable and an act of mere wickedness. This is an act that has never been seen in the Owhe clan. The police have taken over the case now but no arrest has been made so far.”
The Delta lawmaker, Ukodhiko, confirmed the story but declined to comment further, saying police was investigating the matter.
“The issue is before the police and they are investigating the matter. Until the police finish their investigation, I have nothing to say for now. Thanks,” he added.