The murder of Chief Gilbert. E. Oshevire at his NO. 83 First Idiagbon Street, Kokori Inland on December 16 by some hired assassins has thrown the Kokori community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State into panic,after his return from London.
It was gathered that the deceased returned from London to Nigeria in preparation for the birthday party of his elder sister slated to hold on January 2017.
A member of the larger Oshevire family revealed that they met the lifeless body of Chief Gilbert Oshevire with blood gushing out of his nose a night after they sat together.
The Chief Oshevire family members narrated the incident,this way:
“we were with him from 8pm to 10:30pm that same day, before he said he wanted to go to bed in his separate apartment within the compound and we equally locked
our doors.” “when we wake-up in the morning at 7am, we thought that papa was
still sleeping, then, as at 8am, we had not heard from him. l made up my mind to go and check whether he was still in bed, but as l reached there, l found out that the door that leads to his apartment was half opened, thinking that he had already woken up, and I called him several times without response. l,therefore, entered the apartment, and saw him on the ground lifeless with wounds all over his head and as at then, blood was still coming out from his nose”
” I shouted and neighbors rushed in. We called on Kokori vigilante group who quickly arrived and alerted the police in Isiokolo Division who later took the dead body to Erhoike hospital
Mortuary, and as l am speaking with you now, nobody knows the reason why these unknown assassins murdered him”.
The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Andrew Aniamaka confirmed the report, saying, “The Police have launched investigations to unravel the cause of death of the late Chief Gilbert Oshevire while his remains has been deposited in a mortuary.”