The Registrar, High Court, Owa-Oyibu, the Head Quarter of Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Paul Eghodibie Ezenwosi, has been allegedly murdered by the family of one Mr. Augustine Osafile of Owa-Ekei Community over a debt of Two Thousand Five Naira (#2,500).
Speaking with a reporter from Ika Weekly Newspaper during his visit to the bereaved family in Owa-Ekei, wife of the deceased, Mrs. Uwaoma Ezenwosi said that her late husband sold a hen to one Mr. Augustine Osafile during the year 2020 Easter period at the rate of Five Thousand Naira, (#5,000), paid the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred (#2,500) to pay the balance money on a later date.
According to her, “Ever since last year, my husband has been going to Augustine’s house for the money; each time he goes there, his wife Stella and his sixteen year old son, Marvelous will embarrass him, calling him names and threatening to deal with him if he refuses to stop coming to their house.
“Of recent, that was on Thursday, May 29, 2021, my husband left home at about 6pm to get the money from Augustine, on reaching there, he met his wife Stella and his sixteen years old son, Marvelous at home.
“My husband requested to see their father, Augustine and they knowing my husband’s motive for coming, told him that their father was not around.
“On leaving the house, he met a friend, whom he was discussing with when Stella and his son, Marvelous came and started fighting him,” she lamented.
Continuing, she disclosed that when they saw that her husband dying after using plank to hit him on his head, they rushed him to the Owa-Alero Hospital. On reaching the Hospital, they told the Doctors that my husband was involved in an accident that was why they brought him to the Hospital and left. She further stated that her husband died few hours after he was brought to the Hospital.
In addition, Mrs. Ezenwosi mentioned that they were blessed with six children. She then called on the Police to carry out their investigation with fairness and justice.
As at the time of filing this report, Mr. Augustine Osafile had been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police, Owa-Oyibu Division while his wife, Stella and his son, Marvelous had gone into hiding.
Meanwhile, the lifeless body of Mr. Paul Eghodibie Ezenwosi has been deposited in the morgue.