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  • Updated: June 23, 2024

Cultists ambush, kill bank worker in Edo

Cultists ambush, kill bank worker in Edo

A new generation bank employee, simply known as Mr. Nosa, was purportedly assassinated in Benin City, Edo State, by suspected cultists.

According to the Daily Post, the event occurred at the weekend, at the Government Reservation Area, GRA, Benin City.

It was learned that the deceased received a call while in office, allegedly from a buddy, inviting him for a hangout at a joint.

A source who talked about the event on the condition of anonymity claimed that the deceased was stopped on his approach to the location by the assailants, who then opened fire on him.

He stated that the guy was brought to a hospital and was pronounced dead.

When reached, Chidi Nwabuzor, the Public Relations Officer for the Edo State Police Command, verified the event.

"Yes, the Command has confirmed it; it is a tragic situation. However, the situation is still being investigated", according to a Police Spokesman.

He promised that the offenders would be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Government, on Wednesday, condemned the rape and murder of a graduate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Glory Adekolure, who was allegedly raped and killed in Iyowa Community, Benin City on Monday.

According to reports, Adekolure, aged 22, was said to have been on her way home from processing her clearance, when she was tortured and raped to death by yet-to-be-identified persons, and her remains dropped close to her mother’s house.

The state governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a statement by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, expressed shock and sadness over the incident.

According to Nehikhare, the governor has ordered the state Commissioner of Police to fish out the perpetrators of the act in seven days

The statement read: “The Edo State Government is shocked and deeply saddened by the gruesome murder of Adekolure Idowu Glory, a fresh graduate of UNIBEN, who was allegedly raped and killed by yet-to-be-identified persons in Iyowa Community, within the Benin metropolis.

"It is most disheartening to hear of the sad incident and the state government condemns, in the strongest terms, the dastardly and unconscionable act.

“The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, expresses his deep-felt condolences to the family of the victim and has ordered the state Commissioner of Police, CP Funsho Adegboye to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Adekolure Idowu Glory and fish out the perpetrators of the heinous and mindless act within the next seven days.”

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