By Esther Eugene, Warri
A popular youth leader, Chief Sylvester Eferhobo has been axed to death by persons suspected to be Assassins.
The sad incident took place on Easter Sunday night , April 9,2023 at Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Our reporter gathered that Chief Eferhobo who also a strong member of All Progressive Congress (APC) met his untimely death on Sunday night not quite long he arrived home to meet with his family when he got a surprise friendly call between the hours of 8.pm and 9.pm asking him to come outside his house to attend to an urgent issue unknowing to him that they were assassins . And immediately, he step outside, his killers who were fully armed ,shot at him several times but the bullets did not did not have any effect on him, at that point, the Assailants decided to dragged him to a near bush where they used battle axe to axed him to death.
Effort made by family members and friends to save his life failed after being taken to a nearby Private Hospital and later to another private Hospital where he was confirmed dead
The death of Chief Eferhobo who recently was conferred with a Chieftaincy title by HRM Ajuwe Samson Ogugu 1, the Osuivie of Agbarho Kingdom is being linked to his Community, Oguname, Agbarho motor park and cult related issue of which there may likely be a reprisal attack.
As at the time of filing this report, there is tension in the Community over probable reprisal attack while most Shops within and outside the Agbarho market remain lock for fear of being attackef by hoodlums.
In a telephone chat with this Reporter, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), said, the Police Force Headquarter, Asaba, is not aware but when this reporter visited Agbarho Divisional Police Station on Tuesday Morning of April 11,2023, the DCO confirmed the incident, adding that some Persons suspected to be connected to the gruesome murder of Chief Eferhobo have been arrested and the matter transferred to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.
Daily Watch gathered that since the killing of Chief Sylvester Eferhobo, friends and traditional Chiefs have been visiting the family to sympathize with the family especially with the wife who information had it that She is in a critical condition.
Meanwhile HRM Ajuwe Samson Ogugu 1, the Osuivie of Agbarho Kingdom has cautioned the youths not take the law into their hands but remain calm as the Police is currently investigating the matter.