Gunmen assassinate APC chieftain’s police escort and driver in Delta State.
The Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have killed a mobile policeman attached
to a chieftain of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC),
Chief Micheal Johnny
The gunmen also murdered a personal driver to the politician who hails from
Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri Southwest Local Government Area of the state.
The incident happened at Airport Junction, in Effurun, Uvwie council area of the
state at about 11:12 am on Sunday, July 4, after the driver and escort dropped the
politician’s wife at an undisclosed church.
It was gathered that the gunmen were alleged to be after Chief Johnny and his wife
but they were not in the red Venza Jeep.
The policeman was first shot on his right hand to demobilized him before being shot
on the head for the second time by fleeing gunmen. Both died on the spot.
The fleeing gunmen, who were said to have launched the attack in a Yellow Lexus
SUV did not cart away any property including the official rifle of the deceased
Chief Johnny, an APC Ijaw leader, confirmed the incident to Sapele
Oghenek Online via telephone said the fleeing hoodlums were after him and his
family. While decrying the killing of his driver and his police escort, he said he had
reported the matter to the police and investigation had commenced.
Meanwhile, the Acting spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe,
who confirmed the incident said an investigation is ongoing, adding that no one was
kidnapped during the attack.