There is tension in Igbodo, a community in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State following the bizarre killing of a farmer, Mr Sunday Amaechi, by unidentified gunmen.
The PUNCH gathered that the corpse of the 74-year-old farmer was discovered by villagers who were on their way to the farm on Thursday morning.
It was learnt that the farmer’s killers stole his motorcycle after killing him.
The development enraged the villagers, who stormed the palace of the traditional ruler of the community to demand justice.
Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the murder on Friday, said that the police were already on the trail of the suspects.
He disclosed that the deceased’s remains had been deposited at the mortuary of Umunede General Hospital for autopsy.
The police spokesperson said that the perpetrators of the crime would not escape punishment.