Gunmen kill Edo community leader

Nigeria Police Officers
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Police Officers

A 66-year-old community head in Ugbowo area of Benin City in Edo State was on Saturday night killed by gunmen who invaded his residence.

The deceased, John Asemota, was the Odionwere (Clan Head) of Power-line community at Ugbowo.

The gunmen, seven in number, were said to have attacked the late Mr. Asemota’s residence at about 9:30 p.m. and shot him in the head and back.

The deceased person’s son, Osemudiamen Asemota, said three of his father’s tenants were also shot.

He said his father died on the spot, while his tenants were rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, where they were receiving treatment.

Osemudiamen said the incident was reported at the Ogbowo Divisional Police Headquarters which responded promptly by coming to the scene shortly after the incident occurred.

“It was the police that took my father’s body to the mortuary, while they also rushed those were shot to hospital for medical attention.”

He, however, ruled out possibility of robbery, alleging that his father was killed over community issues.

Some of officers at the Ogbowo Divisional Police Headquarters confirmed the murder, but refused to comment on the incident.

Pleading anonymity, one of the officers who was drafted to the scene of the incident said the matter would be handled appropriately.

(NAN)


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  • Ashibogu

    Editor,

    It is Ugbowo Disional Police not Ogbowo. For your information, University of Benin and University of Benin Teaching Hospital are both located in Ugbowo Area.

    Thank you sha. Una dey try!

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  • Oleku

    All hail the progressives of the ‘go and commit suicide’ dynasty in Edo–we are making progress as a country–aware some the janjaweeds stuff hot pepper in women genitals earlier this year–I just naijas are aware the implication of these so called progressives parading our political sphere–I really fear for the impending doom

  • Gogome

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  • Mannamart

    May his soul rest in peace

  • George

    Just look at the Hausa police man among the Nigeria police these people should please return back to Mali where they came from we are not the same for God sake see his face tat