By Omoghene Benedict,
Gunmen suspected to be assassins have invaded the accenstral home of the Senior Special Assistance to the Delta State governor on Youth Development, Olorogun Uteme Bateren in Oteri community, Ughelli North local government area, carting away properties worth millions of naira.
Items carted away include, an elephant tusk inherited from his great grand father, Gold jewelleries, artefact, a DSTV explorer decoder and a 42inchs LG plasma TV. It was gathered.
Conducting newsmen around the scene of crime at Oteri-Ughelli, Olorogun Uteme Bateren who appealed to security agents to fish out the perpetrators to face the wrath of the law disclosed that the suspects where out for assassination.
He said, “I was told by neighbors that they saw the suspects before destroying and carting away my father’s properties at about 1.30am on the 9th of June 2020.
“The tomb of my late father, the louvers and doors of the entire building were destroyed by the suspects and my joy is that as at the time they came, nobody was at home.
“I immediately went to the Ughelli Area command to incident the case and a team of mobile policemen were drafted to the scene to ascertain the level destruction.
“I am appealing to security agencies to unmasked the perpetrators and bring them to face the wrath of the law. It my accenstral home today and tomorrow we don’t know who will be next.” Bateren appealed.
Efforts to speak with the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya were not successful as calls to her mobile line w
But a senior security officer attached to Ughelli Area Command who confirmed the incident said, We are investigating the matter to ensure that this responsible are brought to book.”