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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tragic: Ghana-based man murders uncle, stabs four others in Delta

There was pandemonium in Orerokpe, headquarters of Okpe local government area of Delta state on Monday when  a Ghana-based man went on rampage, stabbing no fewer than five persons.
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One of the victims, simply identified as Daniel died at the spot. He was the suspect's uncle. - a younger brother of his father's.

Various sources told our reporters that the suspect, identified as Benjamin Dieseru, carried out the attacks barely eight hours after he returned from his search for greener pastures in Ghana, at about midnight on Sunday.

"Earlier this morning he went somewhere to smoke and after smoking for several hours he brought out a dagger and began to unleash mayhem on residents and neighbours.

"His uncle tried to stop him and in the process he was fatally stabbed by Benji (Benjamin)leading to his death," a source said.

At the time of this report, the remains of Daniel had been deposited at a morgue in the town while others who were also attacked with severe injuries were rushed to Oghara Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Ethiope West local government area of Delta state.

The suspect was reportedly handed over the police, who deployed men to protect his beleaguered father from vengeance of the community members.

There were however indications that Benjamin Dieseru was deranged, ostensibly as a result of heavy hard drug usage.

It was gathered that he had travelled to Ghana round August this year, from where he reported went insane barely months later.

A source who spoke on the ground of anonymity said the father of the boy was called from Nigeria that his son, (Benjamin) was suspected to be insane, and that it was on that basis that the father travelled to Ghana to bring the son.

It was further learnt that upon his return, Benjamin had threatened to take the lives of countless members of the community.

Security agents and members of Vigilante are patrolling the compound of the father of the suspect to avoid reprarisal from the family of late Mr Daniel who was murdered in a cold blood.

All attempts to reach the Divisional Police Station, Orerokpe failed but a senior police officer who confirmed the incident said the situation is under control.

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