Tension In Ontsha Over Tricycle Revenue Agent’s Murder


There has been tension in Onitsha, Anambra State, following the alleged gruesome murder of Onitsha South Local Government Area tricycle revenue collector, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani.
It was alleged that Ani was ambushed on his way from his residence in Asaba, Delta State ,  to Onitsha where he does his tricycle business and murdered by suspected members of a rival tricycle group.
The tension is believed to be borne out of the fear of a reprisal attack from the deceased’s group which might be regrouping to retaliate the killing of their leader.
A member of the keke operators in Onitsha, Mr Ebuka Nwafor said, “We heard he was coming to work from his home in Asaba, when some armed men operating in four tricycles, ambushed him at the Asaba end of the Bridge Head, stabbed and shot him severally.
“Since the knife and bullets could not penetrate his body, his assailants, on the order of their leader, abducted and took him to Oko, a suburb of Asaba, and continued stabbing him as directed by a native doctor; then he died.
“When they picked up his body hoping to throw it into the River Niger, a local vigilance group in the area, on a tip-off, invited the police and confronted them; they arrested four people while the rest of the gang escaped.