Gunmen kill man in Bayelsa State
• Woman’s body dumped by Lagos roadside
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Saturday evening stormed the INEC/Kpansia axis of the Melford Okilo road, killing a 30-year-old man in cold blood, and disposed him of his valuables.
The young, whose name was given as Samuel Collins, is said to be a graduate of Engineering from the University of Benin, (UNIBEN), Edo State.He was reportedly accosted by hoodlums at INEC junction road on his way from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where is currently undergoing training at the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB).
Some of the eyewitnesses at the scene said the young man tried to drag his phones and valuables with his assailants, who shot him at close range on his head.When our correspondent visited the scene of the incident on Sunday morning, bloodstains were still visible on the ground where the young man had struggled to death.
Some of his friends who spoke described him as an easy going and brilliant young man. The police spokesman, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the killing of Collins, but ruled out the armed robbery, saying it was related to the upsurge of cult killing in the state.He said the police have begun a manhunt for the killers as some members of the public have promised to provide useful information on their identities.
Meanwhile, the body of an unidentified young lady suspected to have been murdered by unknown assassins, was at the weekend found in a street corner in Ikotun, Lagos State. Residents discovered the body on Saturday morning at Adedayo Adedeji Street by Church bus stop in Abaranje area of Ikotun.
The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained as some residents told newsmen that the lady was not living in the area because her face was unknown.Some say the lady may have visited the area for an undisclosed mission before she might have been killed and dumped there.
Others claim that there is a popular hotel few meters from where the corpse was found that enjoys the patronage of many young girls who troop there for weekend runs. They suspect the deceased might be one of them.
When contacted, the Ikotun Divisional Police Officer (DPO) promised to dispatch his men to the scene to remove the body and deposit it at a mortuary, while autopsy would be carried on the body.