Gunmen assassinate man in Delta
It was a sad day for the family of one Patrick yesterday when a gang consisting of three men and a lady allegedly attacked and killed the head of the family at their residence in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Louncil of Delta State around 4:30a.m.
The deceased’s wife, simply identified as Felicia, told The Guardian that the gunmen were after the life of her husband, as they didn’t take anything while the attack lasted.
“I am a food vendor at the motor park. We woke up very early to start cooking for the day’s business as usual when the gang attacked us.
“They are not robbers because they refused to take money or any other thing from us. The armed men shot my husband twice on his chest. I begged them to take our car and the money I had on me so they could spare Patrick’s life, but they bluntly refused the offer and murdered him,” she said amidst tears.
Continuing, Felicia said: “My husband was once an okada rider but later got a shop where he started selling mattresses and other household items. I do not know what I can do without him now that they have murdered him in cold blood. We used to wake up the same time to prepare for the day’s activities.
“What a wicked world we live, I just don’t have any idea who could have been after his life. I have become a widow untimely and left with four children to cater for alone,” she mourned, while refusing to be consoled by relatives and sympathisers.
A sympathiser who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deceased was rushed to Okeleke Private Hospital but died before they could get there. The body has since been deposited at the mortuary.
Efforts to get reaction from the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ozoro proved abortive as The Guardian was informed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) went for a meeting at the Area Command.