Gunmen Murder Octogenarian in Edo

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Adibe Emenyonu in Benin-city

An Orthopedic Surgeon, Prof. Christopher Ogiehor, 80, has been reportedly murdered in Benin-city, the capital of Edo State.

Professor Ogiehor was the father in-law to one of the disqualified aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

The octogenarian was said to have been found dead in his house at No 13, Egbor Anenne Street, off Benoni in GRA, Benin-city in the early hours of yesterday with hands tied and broken head.

Reacting to the incident, the Edo State Police Command confirmed the murder of Ogiehor, saying the police have commenced investigation into the gruesome murder. The command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police officers within the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in charge of homicide have been dispatched to the deceased residence for investigation.

Until his death, Ogiehor was at a time the Registrar of St. Mary Orthopedic Hospital, Ireland; Registrar, Birmingham Accident Hospital; Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Central Hospital, Benin-city; Chief of ER/Orthopedic, Aflaj General Hospital, Saudi Arabia, and Director/CEO, City Clinic in Benin-city till date.