-By Michael EKOKORUWE:
Oleh community in Delta state has reacted over the killing of Mr. Okporokpo Samuel, Heritage Energy Operational Limited line guard at well 3 location of Olomoro/Oleh flow station, Isoko South local government area of the state.
Speaking on behalf of Oleh community, Chief Obaro Ekokobe, chairman Oleh community development committee condemned the gruesome killing of the line guard by unknown assassins, noting that the perpetrators of the dastardly act must be brought to book.
Chief Ekokobe commended the management of Heritage Energy oil firm for immediate response by the Army and Police that has commenced investigation over the incident, stressing that those behind the killing and stealing of the verve at well 3 location of the flow station must not go unpunished.
He maintained that the surveillance of oil pipe line by contractors in Olomoro / Oleh flow station are divided into Zone A, Zone B and Zone C, emphasizing that while Zone A is managed by Uyoyou commercial Agency, Zone B is managed by Benny best company while Zone C is by Chief S.O. Akpotu and Sons company.
Ekokobe added that the flow station is jointly owned by Olomoro / Oleh communities with four families of Okene, Onome, Onimor and Awaekia respectively, noting that Osue and Ogbeye where added after court intervention.
Recall that, Mr. Okporokpo Samuel, line guard of Heritage Energy Operation limited was killed by unknown assassins at well 3 location of Olomoro / Oleh flow station, Isoko South local government area recently.
According to one of the company’s staff on condition of anonymity said, Mr. Okporokpo Samuel was at well 3 locations on night duty when the assassins attacked and overpowered him with dangerous weapons and escaped with one of the verve in well 3 location of the flow station.
It was revealed that the unknown assailants had hid the deceased body under a tree close to the scene of incident but was discovered in the morning hours by other line guards working in the area. The body of the disease has been deposited at the mortuary as investigation continues.
Police Relation Officer of the state command, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, had confirmed the incident and said, the police has begun a search for who perpetrated the act, adding that the stolen item is worth about N7 million and not easily seen in the market.
“They know we are looking for them and chose to be in the hiding, but they shall be brought to book eventually”, the PPRO said.