Suspected members of a popular cult group, Aye black axe confraternity on Thursday night allegedly murdered one of its own around the United Bank for Africa, ( UBA) Asaba in Delta State following fall out arising from a sharing formula, among others.
The victim identified as Emma ( Surname withheld) was said to have been felled around the popular UBA at about 9:30 pm after leaving a football match viewing centre within Ibusa road, few meters away from the bank in Asaba towards his residence when the hoodlums pounced on him with bullets from cut to size guns.
Emma General as he is fondly called by his admirers before he was cut down, graduated from the Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi Uku near Asaba where sources said he was allegedly initiated into the group and rose the peak of its leadership, armed with the authorities to dishes out instructions to his members, especially the least members.
Sources said the victim was murdered in cold blood when he allegedly refused to share from a booty running into thousands of naira from where they forcefully ejected some persons from a house over their inability to pay their rents.
But the Police Commissioner in the State, Hafiz Muhammed Inuwah who confirmed the incident to journalists in Asaba, said that no arrest has been made, adding the victim and his assailants were members of a cult group known as Aye black axe confraternity who have been terrorizing the state.
He said” we are investigating the incident, and the victim is a member of a cult group known as Aye black axe confraternity including those who allegedly killed him because of a sharing formula.we have not arrested anybody but the investigation is ongoing with a view to bringing those responsible to arrest”
Family members who were seen crying profusely at the newspapers’ distribution centre around UBA Asaba who spoke on condition of anonymity described the death of their brother as unfortunate, adding that the body had been deposited at the Federal Medical Center ( FMC, Asaba) mortuary.
The victim is a native of Ora in Owan West Local Government Area in Edo State, moved into Asaba at a tender age with his elder sister who currently is married to a staff of the Benn Distribution Company ( BEDC, Asaba Office) from where he gained admission into the Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi Uku near Asaba after his Secondary Education in Asaba.