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Step-son allegedly kills 47-year-old father in Delta community

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A 16-year old boy identified as Miracle Oborah, has allegedly killed his step-father, Mr. Ighoowho Panama, in Oviri Olomu community in Delta State.

The young man allegedly murdered his step-father in the early hours of Saturday on his farm land in the community following unresolved differences.

It was gathered that the victim went to his farm land in Akpafa bush camp in Oviri Olomu community when the suspect later followed him and when got to the farm, quarrel ensued that allegedly resulted in the suspect slapping him and later pulled a gun and shoot him in the stomach, leaving him dead in a pool of blood.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the killing of the farmer, said “The police are on the trail of the suspect, he disappeared into the bush after he committed the crime, the police will ensure he is brought to book.

“He had a quarrel with his step father who tried to make him responsible when he pulled a gun to kill him.”

DSP Andrew Aniamaka disclosed that the corpse of the victim was deposited at the General hospital mortuary at Otu Jeremiah, adding that no stone will be left unturned to arrest all those linked to the crime including the prime suspect.

A source in the community, who gave his name as Kelvin, told newsmen that the suspect had allegedly been involved in nefarious activities, especially as a leader of a cult group in the community.

He said, “His mother had him for a different man before marrying the farmer and since he came to the community he had never been responsible rather he is known for evil and in company of cultists, he had allegedly threatened to kill the farmer before now.”

As at the time of filling this report, sympathizers were said to have besieged the house of the victim.

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