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Gunmen Kill Aide To Delta Governor, Four Policemen



Yet to be identified gunmen in a white Venza car have killed the Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Okiemute Sowho, also known as Daddy K.

Okiemute was killed on Saturday evening, along Crudas axis by Akintola Road, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

Sources said the killing might have been carried out by assassins as nothing was stolen from the deceased after being shot dead.

Giving details of the killings of the governor’s aide and the four mobile policemen, a source, who does not want his name mentioned, told SaharaReporters that the governor’s aide, who is in his early 40s, was shot at a close range.

“Okiemute was rushed by sympathizers to a private hospital in the area where doctors confirmed him dead on arrival. His corpse was immediately deposited in the morgue,” the source said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, confirmed the murder of Sowho.

“Yes, we have a report that an aide to the governor was killed; though, we are yet to get detail,” he said.

Meanwhile, two policemen were reportedly ambushed and killed at the Mile 5 area of Ugbolu and Illah communities near Asaba, Delta State capital.

“Just on Thursday here, along the popular airport road in Effurun, a mobile policeman was killed by gunmen and their service rifles were carted away. On Sunday last week, another mobile policeman on escort duty was killed by gunmen at a church in Otor-Ogor near Ughelli and had his service rifle also carted away.”

“In order not to be taken unawares, the CP on Tuesday had an emergency security meeting with all area commanders, divisional police officers and unit commanders in the state to brainstorm on how to tackle the rise in crime in the state.”