The Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned in very strong terms, the recent gruesome and dastardly killing of Miss Elozino Joshuala Ogege, a 300 level student of Mass Communication Delta State University, (DELSU), Abraka and called on the Nigerian Police, as well as all relevant security agencies to live up to their responsibilities not only in completely unravelling the perpetrators of this terrible act and bringing them to book, but to also ensure that adequate effective measures are put in place henceforth, to rid the entire Delta State of the evil menace of ritual killers and other disciples of the dark arts operating anywhere in the State.
A statement issued by Dr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza, the State Publicity Secretary, Delta State PDP, which expressed the heartfelt condolences of the Party to the family of the late Miss Elozino Ogege, also noted with concern and worry, the disturbing presence and seemingly uncontrollable activities of suspected ritual killers and criminally inclined individuals, whose ostentatious and extravagant escapades are becoming more pronounced not only in the University town of Abraka, but across many emerging urban towns in Delta State.
Dr. Osuoza said: “It is with a heavy heart that we express our deep sympathy and condole with the family of Miss Elozino Joshuala Ogege, a 300 level student of Mass Communication, Delta State University, (DELSU), Abraka, whose life was snuffed out by suspected ritual killers, in the school environment considered secure and most safe from the wicked machinations of these agents of evil.
“We have also observed with great concern in recent times, a disturbing trend of an unprecedented influx into many of our urban
cities, of strange individuals and groups of young people, described as “Yahoo boys”, who pose as tourists wishing to enjoy the serene,
pastoral ambiance and sundry attractions of towns like the University community of Abraka, displaying ostentatious yet questionable wealth, extravagance and opulence that defies legitimate explanations.
“The brazen way and manner surrounding the abduction and subsequent murder of Miss Ogege and the subsequent discovery of her mutilated and decomposing remains, suggests that a throbbing yet frightening cartel of ritual killers and diabolic groups of cultist, is possibly thriving and operating unhindered and with conniving complicity of the townsfolks of the communities, which has led to reported disappearances of unsuspecting victims, observed with alarming frequency, since the arrival of these “Yahoo Boys” in many parts of Delta State, the latest of which is the tragic episode of the young
DELSU undergraduate in Abraka town.
“While not accusing anybody or group of people as being responsible for the sinister occurrence in Abraka town, we wish to remind one and all of the sanctity of life and state categorically that every Delta life matters. The murder of Miss Elozino Ogege, cut down so heartlessly at such a young age, is, therefore, a clarion call to arms for appropriate justice to be done in unravelling and exposing her killers.
“We commend the spirited efforts of the police in the investigations that led to the discovery of the crime and urge all law enforcement agencies not just to relent in their efforts once this case is solved, but to beam their critical searchlight with greater concentration not only on the University town of Abraka, but across Delta State as a whole, in a committed approach to rid our State of these criminal elements described as “Yahoo boys”, ritual killers and their ilk, in order to secure the lives of our people, which is the sacrosanct duty of every government, and save the lives of more young people from being snared and snuffed out by these disciples of Satan.
“We deeply sympathise with the people of Isoko nation over this painful and undeserved tragedy that has cast a sad dark cloud of
sadness over the land and pray the good Lord to grant the Ogege family the strength and fortitude to bear this monumental loss of their
“May the gentle, innocent soul of Miss Elozino Joshuala Ogege, find peace and eternal rest in the warm and comforting bosom of God Almighty, Amen”.
Dr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza
State Publicity Secretary,
PDP, Delta State.