Okiemute Sowho: Okowa’s aide, police officers killed by ‘unknown gunmen’

Unknown gunmen have killed the Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Okiemute Sowho.

The gunmen drove by in a whitw Venza car and stole nothing from their victim, rasing suspicions that they were assassins.

On Saturday evening, Sowho, popularly called “Daddy K”, was killed along Crudas axis by Akintola Road, Sapele, Sapele local government area of the state.

Giving details of the killings of the governor’s aide and the four mobile policemen, a source, who does not want his name mentioned, 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 told Sahara Reporters.

State police spokesperson Edafe Bright confirmed the killing.

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

Meanwhile, two police officers 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,” Bright said.

“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.”

Recent attacks on police officers and police formations in different parts of the state have prompted the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali, to order security reinforcement at the state police headquarters in Asaba over fears of a likely attack.

“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,” Bright said.

Sahara Reporters

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