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Suspected Assassins Killed One In Uromi, Declare Son Wanted

The whereabouts and safety of a middle aged man, one Okhueleigbe Wisdom, has continue to cause fear and sorrow amongst family members following the gruesomely murder of Mr. Jude Okhueleigbe, father of Wisdom by assassins suspected to have been hired by members of the dreaded Reformed Ogboni Confraternity.
Briefing newsmen at the family home in Uromi, the administrative Headquarter of Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, a family source, one Okhueleigbe David, said that the sudden disappearance of Wisdom could not be unconnected with the plans by the Ogboni to wipe out the deceased’s  immediate family members.
He narrated that Okhueleigbe attempted severally to renounce his Ogboni membership around 2012 before venturing into politics, a decision our source said never went down well with members of the confraternity who are members of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party while Okhueleigbe joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to our source: “Mr. Jude Okhueleigbe, later joined the opportunity PDP party in the state and this further pitched him against the Ogboni members especially as he Okhueleigbe is a mover of crowd.
“Several attempts were made on Okhueleigbe’s life until August 30, 2013, when some armed men hired by Ogboni members stormed his house in Uromi, unleashed terror on occupants before killing him (Okhueleigbe Jude) on the spot”, our source revealed
He wondered how Wisdom who was in the house when the daredevil assassins struck managed to escape been killed, revealing further that “the hoodlums searched every nooks and crannies of the house looking for Wisdom to kill before leaving a threat note behind for him.
“In the note, the killers vowed to eliminate Okhueleigbe Wisdom whenever they set their eyes on him, and they (hoodlums) threatened to have spread their dragnets across the country in search of him.
Contacted, the Division Police Officer in Charge of Uromi Division, DSP Utman Lawal, while confirming the report said that no arrest has been made in connection with the incident.
He said that the police have commenced preliminary investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of Okhueleigbe Wisdom remain unknown.