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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 19 July 2021


Suspected cultists murder Ijaw leader

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Cult members have allegedly murdered the clan chairman of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND).

Tension had risen in the Koluama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the Bayelsa state due to the killing of the MOSIEND leader.

The youth in the communities were said to have gone on the rampage after the news of his death.

Reports indicated that the deceased was said to have been shot at close range on Sunday, July 18, at the Swali market while on his way to withdraw money from a Point of Sales centre.

A source in the Koluama community revealed that though the deceased was a known advocate of peace and welfare for Ijaw youths, those suspected to have killed him were cultists who felt he trespassed into their territory.

“I suspect that all these small cult boys that do not know him and his struggle for their welfare must have killed him,” the source said.

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