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Four escape death as arsonists set house ablaze in Delta

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
05 October 2021   |   4:04 am
Ogbeuosowa quarters in Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been thrown into grief as Chief Eric Onwuegbuzia, his sister and two children escaped death when his house was set ablaze, by suspected assassins.

Ogbeuosowa quarters in Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been thrown into grief as Chief Eric Onwuegbuzia, his sister and two children escaped death when his house was set ablaze, by suspected assassins.
    
The incident, which occurred on Sunday night resulted in destruction of the entire building and property worth millions of Naira.
  
Narrating his ordeal, Ogbueshi Onwuegbuzia said they narrowly escaped death when suspected hired assassins set his family house on fire at night, while they were asleep.
 


He said: “We were at home that night, me, my sister Chinaeze Onwuegbuzia and two of my children went to sleep as usual but noticed movement around the compound between 8:00p.m. and 9:00p.m.
 
“The unusual movement woke me up and I watched from inside what was happening, but to my surprise, I saw about eight boys with Jerry cans pouring fuel around the house, and before I knew what was happening all parts of my house were on flames.
 
“So, we managed to escape to a nearby house to hide from the assailants so that they would not kill us. The intention was to set my family ablaze while we were asleep but we were lucky to be alive. We lost all our property, the house burnt to ashes.

Onwuegbuzia, who was still in shock, appealed to Delta State Government and security agents to come and rescue them from the assailants, saying assassination matter is a serious issue that needs urgent attention.