Fresh facts have emerged on the alleged murder of a Benin Prince, Osaheni Osadolor over a disputed parcel of land in Obagie Uwaifiokun Community in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the State.
44-year-old Community youth leader, a scion of Oba Eweka dynasty in Benin, was shot at a mechanic workshop around Eweka junction on Suluko road in Benin City, the State Capital.
Prince John Eweka who spoke on behalf of the Duke (Enogie) of the Community, His Royal Highness, Ogbeide Asonmworiri Eweka Uwaifiokun fortnight ago, accused the State house of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Macus Onobun of leading suspected thugs to cause violence in the locality during a peaceful protest in Benin.
Government sources said the family of the deceased had petitioned Governor Godwin Obaseki to ensure that the culprits are made to account for the alleged transgression.
In response to their request, Governor Obaseki, has asked the Commissioner of police in the State to investigate the State house of Assembly speaker, Mr. Macus Onobun who was named as an actor in the petition.
An official of Edo State Government who preferred to be anonymous hinted that a former House of Representatives member was invited by the embattled speaker to intervene in the crisis.
“After the Governor received the petition from the deceased family last week, he (Godwin Obaseki) minuted on it and forwarded it to the Commissioner of police for investigation”.
The Department of State Security Service (DSS) had also quizzed some individuals believed to be loyalists of the Speaker in connection with the incident.
A senior police personnel hinted a telecommunications giant may provide technical support in the investigation.
But the speaker, Mr. Macus Onobun who represents Esan West Constituency in the State house of Assembly, had vehemently denied that he neither own a land in the Obagie Community nor involved in any act of brigandage in the locality before the sudden turn of event.