Ologbo Dukedom in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, was on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, thrown into mourning mood as the people buried two of their kinsmen – Okhuoimose Omorodion and Genesis Orji – who were murdered in cold blood last year.
Youths in their thousands converged at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital Mortuary in Benin City, where the corpse were kept since last year. The corpse was later moved in a motorcade to Ologbo.
As the motorcade arrived in Ologbo, the entire community was thrown into mourning. Interment was carried out simultaneously by the aggrieved youths.
A brother of late Okhuoimose Omorodion(aka minister) said: “it was painful to bury two youths in the community at the same time. My brother, Okhuoimose Omorodion and Genesis Orji we’re murdered for no just cause.
“They committed no crime but someone just terminated their precious life. The two people could not be buried since last year because there was anger in the land. So the fear that the youths will want to retaliate was there.
“Thanks to God almighty, the elders of the community in their own wisdom, called a general meeting of both the young and old, and pleaded that everyone should remain calm and let peace reign.
“Glory be to God. Today everything went smoothly without any hitch. No fighting. The youths comported themselves in peaceful manner.
“We are appealing to Governor Godwin Obaseki to speed up justice, so that those involved in the gruesome murder of our beloved children are brought to book. With this I will assure you that peace will reign in Ologbo Dukedom.”
The Okaighele of Oghobaye, a community under Ologbo Dukedom, Osarumwense Oseghale, said, “we are not happy that our brothers, Okhuoimose Omorodion and Genesis Orji, died of gunshot, because of what they have done to them.
“We are begging government to let justice prevail, and should be fast in dispensing it as justice delayed is justice denied. We are not happy, but we have to control ourselves, because we are youths who listen to elders advice.”
Meanwhile, three suspects, Austin Olokor, Isaiah Akpani and Sunday Bokiti Amama, are currently facing trial in Criminal Court 4 in Benin City for the alleged murder of Okhuoimose and Genesis.
The death of the duo is the aftermath of the crisis generated by Johnson Atseleghe, his son, Giwa and his hirelings.