..as Gov Okowa condole with families, LGA
By Hez Jerry-Ozoro
Tragedy struck Isoko North Local Government Council in Delta State as a suspected yahoo boy knocked dead, the Councillor representing Oyede Ward 1, Comrade Hon. Malaka Kelvin Efe in the Isoko North Legislative Arm along Orhuamudhu road in front of the Delta State High Court in Ozoro Community.
The deceased was said to be on his way to work when the suspected yahoo boy knocked him down and zoomed off the scene of the accident for fear of not being lynched by angry mob. But he was later arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Ozoro Area Command.
The remains of the serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Councillor who was former Student Union Government President of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro and also got married late last year has been deposited at the mortuary in Ozoro.
Meanwhile the Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has extended heartfelt condolences to Chairman of Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor, over the passing of Hon. Kelvin Malaka.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, said Gov. Okowa spoke to Egbabor on phone and expressed shock over the sad news of the untimely passing of the young, energetic and charismatic Comrade and lawmaker with sadness, considering that he was hale and hearty this morning while leaving home for work before he met his untimely death in a vehicle accident.
In a message to the Chairman, the Isoko North Legislative Arm, the Malaka family and the people of Oyede community, the Governor said: “I received the sad news of Hon. Kelvin Malaka’s death with shock. He was a young man who distinguished himself in service to the students of the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro.
“Upon his graduation and after years of diligent service to our great party the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, his people of Oyede community found him worthy to represent them as Councillor Oyede Ward 1 in the Isoko North Legislative Arm where he served diligently as Deputy Chief Whip and Chairman Finance and Appropriation Committee,”
Governor Okowa prayed to God to accept the deceased soul, and grant fortitude to the family and friends he left behind to bear the loss.
Contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent confirmed the report.
CP Adeleke said,”They say it’s true and it is being investigated. The matter is before the Area Command in Ozoro. But if you have other information,you can still help us.”
The Isoko North Council Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor also confirmed the report saying, “Yes, one of my Councillor died today. The boy who killed him and ran away, was later arrested by the Police. He is a yahoo boy.”