A fresh crisis is currently brewing in Evwreni community, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State following Wednesday night destruction of the statue of Jesus Christ at the entrance of the community by some hoodlums suspected to be loyalists of a former Delta State House of Assembly lawmaker.
ADVOCATE gathered that the hoodlums who were coming from the birthday party of the lawmaker’s wife allegedly blocked the East-West road at Evwreni junction before the broke parts of the statue and also destroyed other peoples marriage and burial banners at the junction and other junctions along the main road of the community up to the community secondary school leaving that of former lawmaker’s late mother burial which is slated for the weekend.
The rampaging youths suspected to be members of the disbanded vigilante, it was gathered, went into town vandalising solar street lights battery installed by NDDC and DESOPADEC, street signposts and threaten to stop the burial of a 34-years old late Sylvester Adjogbe, who was gruesomely murdered in the heat of the community crisis, who would be interred on Friday, 27 November 2020 in the community.
Destroyed Jesus Christ statue at Evwreni
A community source who spoke anonymously appealed to the Delta State Commissioner of Police to urgently wade in and arrest the ugly trend, before it escalates into another bloody situation.
The source said; “If nothing is done, there will be another bloodletting on Friday in the community, because the disbanded vigilante members have vowed to stop the burial the of late Sylvester Adjogbe.
When our correspondent visited Evwreni community on Thursday, there was palpable tension as combined security agents mounted strategic positions to forestall breakdown of law and order in the community.
All efforts to contact the former lawmaker for comments were not successful as a text message sent to his mobile line was not replied as at the time of this report.