Communal Dispute Over Oil Sharing Formula : Delta Monarch Beheaded, As Police Moves To Douse Tension

The Delta State Police Command has said that the traditional ruler of Asamokwu community was beheaded over disagreement of sharing formula of oil proceeds.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe stated this on Friday in Asaba.


Obi Okwudiki Odumodu was beheaded on Thursday at the community during crisis that erupted between the two communities in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.

“It was community crisis. They are dragging allocation that came from one of the oil companies in that area.

“The monarch was killed at the point of argument between his community and an adjoining community over the sharing formula of a derivation fund.

“The communities are having disputes over the derivation. The two factions are having a disagreement. So, it is community crisis.”

Edefe said that efforts are ongoing to restore normalcy in the community, adding that no suspects have been arrested.

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