PDP chieftain killed by unknown gunmen as police arrest 3 suspects in Delta

Delta state police command headquarters, Asaba has arrested three suspects killers of Okugbeni, People Democratic Party (PDP), a local government chairmanship prospect in the state. Nigerian Tribune reports that the suspected murders’ names are Junior Dele, Emma Francis and Ejoke Onome.

We gathered the deceased was assassinated by the suspected gunmen at about 9pm in his tricycle in Ughwagba community, Okpe area of the state. 

The deceased was said to be returning home with a lady in his tricycle when he was waylaid by the assailants, who pumped several bullets into the chest and abdomen and abandoned his lifeless body in his tricycle. It was learnt that his death came shortly after the chairman of a local government area, had visited his executive members in the area on his ambition to re-contest. 

According to a source close to the deceased, ''What l cannot confirm is whether the attack was as a result of the visit of the council chairman or the lingering youth leadership tussle that has existed over time, but it coincided with the day the council chairman came visiting the ward. 

''We also believe that there are some highly placed persons in the community that we feel are behind the incident and we are calling on the police to do a thorough investigation, so that the culprits and those on the run are brought to book''. 

Andrew Aniamaka, police public relations officer confirmed the incident and the arrest of the three suspects. Aniamaka said they were that the incident was under investigation by the ho**micide section of the state criminal investigation department. 
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