Unknown gunmen on Tuesday evening shot dead one Mr. Johnson Taiga, elder brother to the Delta State Chairman of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Comrade (Dr.) Prince Kehinde-Taiga.
The incident occurred at about 4 pm in Edjophe Community, the hometown of the Delta State Attorney-General, Mr. Peter Mrakpor Esq in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
It was learnt that the gunmen, who were said to be about eight in numbers, stormed the area with two motorcycles, shot sporadically into the air.
The gunshots scared residents as they scampered for safety but the gunmen shot the deceased and visitor who sat with his friend in front of his compound in the area.
They, thereafter, macheted him and made sure he breathed his last before they fled the area.
From available report, BT gathered that the deceased earlier visited his younger brother, Prince Kehinde-Taiga, CDHR Chairman before going to check on his friend simply identified as Asatweh when the incident occurred.
The Delta State CDHR Chairman, Comrade (Dr.) Prince Kehinde-Taiga, confirmed the report saying, “They killed my elder brother , Johnson Taiga. His death is so painful and I cannot talk much now.”
Taiga, however, called on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke to ensure that, “The perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted to give his brother justice.”
Taiga also urged the Commissioner of Police to redeploy to Ovwian/Aladja Division, CSP Anieteh Eyoh to the area.
He said, “We need CSP Anieteh Eyoh, an operational DPO in Ovwian/Aladja and CSP Doyen in Otu-Jeremi. We don’t want an administrative DPO here. Ovwian/Aladja and Otu-Jeremi is now the hideout of cultists and it is giving us serious concerns.”
The Delta State CDHR Secretary, Comrade Jonathan Giama also confirmed the report of the killings of the elder brother of the State Chairman.
Also, when contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, confirmed the report.
CP Adeleke said, “I heard somebody was shot dead. The area is calm now. These cult boys, they didn’t take anything from the person. It is a cult-related matter.”