28 November 2018 State
Palace chiefs in Ogor Kingdom, Delta State, had hectic time, preventing aggrieved members of the community from taking the corpse of a 54-year-old pipeline guard, Anthony Ejabare, reportedly killed by herdsmen into the palace, at the weekend.
Quest News gathered that the 54- year-old man was, on Saturday, murdered by suspected herdsmen while trying to prevent his wife from being raped in her farm, at Edjekota community of Ughelli North local government area of the state.
A community source said the aggrieved family members of the deceased, with the support of some community members in protest, took the corpse to the palace of the Ovie of Ogor Kingdom, in what chiefs of the kingdom described as sacrilegious.
Sources say efforts to take the corpse into the palace were resisted by chiefs, leading to a clash, until the police intervened.
We also gathered that they then took the corpse to Ughelli Area Command, where they were met by senior officers, who took the statement of the widow.