Dreadful, Thursday 04-02-2010 Enveloped Ewohimi Village, of Esan South- East L.G.A of Edo State. Following the killing of Mr. Peter Osagie, 52 years old father of Four Children, 3 Girls and One Son.
Mr Peter Osagie the deceased is suspected to be a secret cult member in what appeared to be a reprisal attack by a rival cult group.
Mr Peter Osagie was shot dead on Thursday Evening in His hometown Ewohimi, The Newsmen gathered that the attack was to kill the deceased because no money none valuable was stolen from the scene by the killers.
A source told newsmen that Mr Peter Osagie , was killed in his family house at Ewohim as about 6pm on Thursday, 04-02-2010.
The source who pleaded anonymity said that the only son of Mr. Peter Osagie was seriously being hunted because they were suggesting they kill him that same day, though he escaped, the reason why they wanted to kill him, Peter Godwin the only son of the deceased.
According to The Eye witness ,the Suspect Drop a message that the son Godwin must come and join the Rival Cult group if not they will kill him anytime they set their eyes on him, to avoid him not to retaliate his Father death….Till the time of this interview the said son is on the run.
As of the day of this interview on Saturday,06-02-2010 the son of Mr. Peter was nowhere to be found and the wife of the deceased Mrs. Osagie was in a coma due to the shock of her husband’s murder. Thus Due to her state of mind, the newsmen were unable to interview her.
Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Amienghe , said he was yet to be briefed on the incident and assured that the commissioner of police, was committed and determined to clamp down on all cult activities in the State.
“I am yet to be briefed on the killing. Immediately I receive information on the incident, I will inform you”, Mr Andrew Amienghe simply said.