Septuagenarian a person who is between 70 and 79 years old.
The Delta Police Command on Tuesday has confirmed the murder of Pa Sandys Uvwhoh in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed this to newsmen in Warri.
Aniamaka added that the Enerhen police division was already on the trail of the suspects.
“We have received a report of the death of Pa Sandys Uvwhoh.
“He was allegedly murdered at about 5: 00 a.m. on Tuesday by suspected assassins in masks who attacked his 1 Akugbe Street home in Enerhen, near Warri.
“The DPO, Enerhen Division is already leading a team on the matter before the Command gives a detailed report,” he said.
Meanwhile, the news of the death of Uvwhoh, has thrown both the Urhobos and the Itsekiris into mourning.
Uvwhow was said to have been an opinion leader and a former Chairman of the Ugborodo Community Trust in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta.
The septuagenarian was said to have been strangled to death at his residence.
Sources said the assassins locked up other members of the family in a separate room, before carrying out the dastardly act.
“They came early in the morning, some young men, pretending to be family members from Ugborodo, numbering about ten.
“They locked his children and wife up in a room, went to Papa’s room and killed him silently, without any gunshot or injury on his body,” he said.
Mr Edward Ekpoko, Secretary, Itsekiri Leaders of Thought (ILoT), described the incident as “very saddening.
“Uvwhoh was fearless, always fighting for what he believed in, even if he had to stand alone.
“He is going to be missed not just by Ugborodo, but by both the Itsekiris and the Urhobo nation,” he said.
Austin Oborogbeyi, Chairman, Ugborodo Export Processing Zone Interface Committee, in which Uvwhoh was a member, said he cannot make any comment for now.
“The family is in great distress at the moment, ” he added.