Death Sentence: Agbofodoh’s son fights back, alleges political undercurrent

*Seeks FG's intervention, heads for Appeal

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Death Sentence: Agbofodoh’s son fights back, alleges political undercurrent
Mr. Darlington Newton

First son of High Chief Newton Agbofodoh, the embattled Traditional Prime Minister (Unuewvodo) of Ekpan in Uvwie Local Government Area, Mr. Darlington Newton has alleged high wire political undercurrent in the death sentence by hanging slammed on his father by Delta State High Court 4, Asaba.

Darlington Newton who made the allegation in an exclusive chat with Fresh Angle International in Warri, Sunday April 1, claimed that the purported political grievance against the sacked Uvwie Local Government Area Chairman, Hon. Henry Baro Minabonware was extended to “my father who is neither a member of PDP or APC. It's just because Baro is my father's nephew. My Dad was accused of not working for Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 Governorship /House of Assembly elections”.

According to him, sentencing his father, High Chief Agbofodoh to death over the murder of one John Mogidi on the testimony of Innocent Chukwuma Akemu that he was accomplice in the murder “raises more doubt, because the same Akemu, a PDP member, initially said he doesn't know anyone in Ekpan".


While calling on the federal government, members of the traditional institution to intervene with a view to saving his father over perceived taboo in Urhobo land, especially Uvwie, Newton vowed that they will head to Appeal Court and explore all legal avenues “until justice is served”.







Josephine Ojevwe Ughweri
Confidential Secretary/Librarian cum OIl and Gas Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Library and Information Science, while I have undergone training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills.
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