Following the death of late Okechukwu Eleonu, who served as Chairman of the Mgbuola village in Ndele, located in the Emohua Local Government Area LGA of Rivers state, his family members have expressed their disapproval about the tragic occurrence, urging appropriate authorities to do everything humanly possible to make sure he didn’ t die for nothing.
However, an ex- leader of Onelga Security Peace Advisory Council (OSPAC), a local vigilante organization that has long since been dissolved and absolved of their operations, is most likely suspected to be responsible for Okechukwu’ s untimely demise.
According to Victor Eleonu, the younger brother of the deceased man, the deceased man’ s brother got into a quarrel with OSPAC after he reportedly exposed the unlawful oil thefts and activities that were taking place in the vicinity to the security authorities, specifying that the OSPAC commander was the one who was in charge of the illegal oil business in the neighborhood.
He divulged that, ” eyewitnesses told me that he (deceased) reported illegal oil bunkering business going on in the community to the Nigeria Police and because of that, the disbanded OSPAC commander, who is the leader of the illegal oil bunkering business, caught Okechukwu and shot him. The matter has been reported to the Rumuji Police Station, but no arrest has been made yet” .