May 12, 2017
A Benin-based lawyer and a Policeman have been shot dead by gunmen in Benin City.
While Barr. Agbontaen Eghosa Odiase was killed before his wife and children at his residence in Odiase Street, Off Pipeline Road, Upper Sokponba, Avbiama Community, the cop Sgt. Sunday Agbonmwema Eguakun a.k.a Barry was shot dead in Ogbemudia Street, Off Avbiama Road in the same area.
Until the unfortunate incident the cop was attached to the Iyase of Benin kingdom Chief Sam Igbe.
It could not be ascertained at press time whether the police officer was also a target but he was murdered a distance away from his private residence while driving.
The separate but brutal killings which occurred between 9pm and 11pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 sources revealed, were plotted and executed by a gang of gunmen who operated unchallenged.