The alleged murder of Emmanuel King Ukiri of Isaba kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State is causing serious tension between the people of Aladja in Udu Local Government and their Isaba counterparts in Warri South West.
Shedding light on the matter, the Youth President of Isaba, Moses Ogugu hinted GbaramatuVoicethat the said victim, Emmanuel King Ukiri was abducted by youths of Aladja at the DSC expressway and was later murdered by the said youths.
The statement said: “The name of the man is Emmanuel King Ukiri. His father is from Isaba in Isaba Kingdom while his mother is from Ekete and Ejewu in Udu Kingdom. He is an Okada (commercial motorcycle) rider. He is 34 years old. On April 3, Aladja residents caught him on DSC Expressway and kidnapped him to Aladja and killed him at 11 p.m.”
But in a swift reaction, the President of Aladja youths, Wisdom Onatomre, denied the allegation.
Onatomre said: “If someone is kidnapped on DSC Expressway, how is it Aladja’s fault? I can assure you that the DSC Expressway they are talking about is a busy road. I have never heard that anyone has ever been kidnapped from there.
“Anytime they do something, they’ll look for a way to cover up. Nothing of such happened. I can swear with my life, there’s nothing anyone or youth from Aladja will do that I, the youth president, won’t know.”
Meanwhile, Police spokesman Andrew Aniamaka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said there was a missing person’s report on the matter.