An 85-year-old man in Edo State has been murdered over a protracted land dispute involving his community and another.
A 85-year-old man and a community leader in Arougba community in Oredo local government area of Edo State, Pa Goodluck Uwumahongie, has been beheaded by unknown assassins with his headless body found where it was dumped.
The octogenarian who was shot several times before his head was cut off by the murderers, according to some residents, must have been killed over a protracted land dispute in the community.
New Telegraph Newspaper reports that Pa Uwumahongie's death brings to 4 the number of prominent indigenes of the community to have been killed over the same land dispute while many houses have been burnt in the process of the tussle.
Operatives of the Edo State Police Command's Homicide Unit, say they are working hard to unravel the mystery behind the killing of the old man while asserting that 2 two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident while the police were on the trail of the killers.