Tension mounted between two brothers at Ovbiogie in Ovia North-East local government of Edo state.
Addressing journalists in Benin yesterday, Mr Edosa Okuonghae gave the genesis of the crisis and accused his stepbrother, Henry Okuonghae of crying wolf that does not exist.
He described the property as his ancestral land that belonged to him.
Edosa, who further explained that the land was given to him by his late father, stating as the first son of the family, he has the right to acquire any of his late father property.
He stated that his young brother, Henry Okuonghae has harassed and threatened him on several occasions over the plot of land.
According to him, “look I erected the building but it has been destroyed by Henry and his cohorts. I called on the Nigerian police and the federal government to come to my rescue. My life and that of his family has been threatened by thugs.”
The issues escalated as the two brothers’ groups clashed with each other, leaving two persons injured; Pa Moses Unifo and Miss Okuonghae.
A short video of the crisis released to social media, showed that besides the wounded, some buildings and vehicles were equally damaged just as the carcasses of animals littered the area, with the background voice of the narrator the scene was part of Edosa to intimidate his young brother Henry Okuonghae.
Reacting to the issues Edo state police command said they received numerous petitions from one Mr Edosa Okuonghae on how his young brother Henry Okuonghae has been threatening his life.
Addressing a press conference on the 18th July 2015, the police said they received calls from the residents of Ovbiogie community on the crisis that lead to the destruction of properties in the area which make residents to flee for safety.
The police said It mobilized its men to invade the home of one, Mr. Henry Okuonghae but escaped arrest.
In this note, the Edo command of Nigeria police seeks the cooperation of law-abiding Nigerians from North, west, East, and South wherever they find this individual they should report to the nearest police station or any other security Agency for possible arrest and prosecution, said the police.