Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called on security agencies to serve justice on the killers of Miss Elozino Ogege, a 300 level student of Mass Communication at the state-owned university.
Ogege, a student of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, was murdered by suspected ritual killers masquerading as ‘Yahoo boys’.
The 22-year-old victim was declared missing by the Abraka Police Station but her body was later found in a bush on the outskirts of the campus town last week with her two breasts and tongue already severed.
The governor condoled with Ogege’s family but directed security operatives to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Okowa, who said he was “greatly distraught by the sad development,” called for “a serious crackdown on all ‘Yahoo’ ritualists and all those involved in unexplainable sudden wealth in the state”.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba, the governor expressed his heartfelt condolences to Ogege’s family, her Isoko ethnic nationality and the DELSU community.
Okowa expressed concern over the increasing and disturbing activities of suspected ritual killers and criminally minded individuals, whose obtrusive and flamboyant escapades were becoming more conspicuous.
He said: “I am glad that the security agencies have made serious progress in the investigation into the murder and I can assure Deltans and Nigerians that justice will be served on the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
“As a government, whose primary responsibility is the protection of lives and property as well as the welfare of her citizens, I urge Deltans and Nigerians to partner with the government and report to security agencies the activities of these gangs, with a view to assisting the society get rid of such dangerous groups. Never again as a people shall we condone the activities of these known criminals as we all seem to agree that enough is enough.”
The governor appreciated the solidarity exhibited by Deltans and Nigerians in condemning the bizarre act and urged security agencies in the state and country to join forces against criminal elements veneering as ‘Yahoo Plus’