The Delta state Police command has revealed that the assassinated PDP Chieftain, Ovie Wisdom Iroro was a notorious cultist and fraudster.
Ovie was killed by unknown gunmen last Wednesday on Jan 8, 2019 in Abraka around 10pm.
However, Hafiz Inuwa, Delta state commissioner of Police, stated his murder was not politically motivated as insinuated by many people.
According to Inuwa, Ovie Iroro had been arrested on several occasions due to his fraudulent activities and his murder had nothing to do with politics.
In Inuwa’s words, “I do not know the political party the person (victim) belongs to, but all I know is that he is someone whom I was made to understand even though he is a notorious cultist and a fraudster was dragged into the bush by some hoodlums and killed.”
“And from the information I gathered, while he was being dragged into the bush, witnesses at the scene of the incident heard him pleading with his assailants saying: ‘don’t worry, I will pay you back your money.’
“So, with him being a fraudster, we are looking to see if he collected some people’s money and refused to pay them.”
“But that notwithstanding, a heinous crime has been committed whether he is a criminal or not, murder has been committed and we are hunting for the perpetrators.”
“I have already warned the Area Commander and the DPO that they must look for the perpetrators.”