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Published On: Thu, Jan 8th, 2015

Unidentified gunmen kill varsity staff in Delta

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From Osa Eresoyen, Asaba

A non- academic staff of Delta State University and native of Ukwuani Local Government Area of delta State have been killed by unknown gunmen.

Although, the circumstances that led to his assassination has not been established as at the time of filing this report, but sources close to Obiaruku where the late Mr. Sam Ugbe resided until his death, told our correspondent that on the said evening, while coming back from a church weekly service (Full Gospel Church, Obiaruku) at about 7.45pm a group of young men barricaded the road and refused him access.

The source stated that he (Late Ugbe) tried to find out what was wrong, asking if they needed money from him but was ignored.

Revealing further, the source said that in an attempt to further inquire into the cause of their action, the unknown persons stabbed Ugbe severally in his stomach and escaped into a nearby bush.

It was reliably gathered that he was later rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Obiaruku, but died shortly after. When our correspondent visited his residence, sympathizers where seen in group discussing the tragedy, describing the late Ugbe as a very gentle and quite man.

However, attempt to speak with the family was not successful as the family and everyone present were in grief.

At the Divisional Police Station Obiaruku, the Divisional Police Officer could not be reached as he was said to have travelled out of the town for an Official Assignment.

However, sources close to the police station confirmed the report, saying that investigation is ongoing to track down the killers

 

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