- A traditional ruler is now in coma after he was attacked
- Godwin Aigbe was stabbed and shot by hoodlums are suspected to be on reprisal attack
- The king is said to be at loggerheads with Ulegun community over 222 hectares of land
HRH Godwin Aigbe the traditional ruler of Ukhiri community in Ikpoba-Okha local government has been attacked by hoodlums who shot and stabbed him severally.
Currently, the monarch has gone into coma after the attacks, the Nation reports.
The hoodlums stormed his palace in a suspected reprisal attack and inflicted injuries on him.
The newspaper reports that the hoodlums shot at him after which they stabbed him severally and used plank to break his bones.
Also, the hoodlums were said to have destroyed five cars in his house.
The king is said to be at loggerheads with Ulegun community over 222 hectares of land and both communities have been at cold war over the land since 1975.
Speaking on the issue, Kingsley Aigbe, younger brother to the injured monarch called for investigation on the matter.
Meanwhile, Osayande Okhuarobo, a member of the community narrated what happened during the attack.
“Women were cooking and we were outside the canopies. Later, we saw people running towards us saying boys from Ulegun have destroyed some houses.
“The hoodlums came and chased us away. A tent outside the palace was burnt. The Enogie called the police and the boys were chased away by the police.
“We were surprised they came back 30 minutes later and shot sporadically at the palace.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a politician in Edo state identified as Aimola John slumped and died shortly after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Aimola, who was also a pastor, was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital where he was rushed to after he slummed.
The politician was said to have joined Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in defecting to the APC before his sudden death occurred.
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