APC Chieftain Assassinated in Delta

Sylvester Idowu in Warri

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sylvester Efeurhobo in Delta State.

The APC stalwart was reportedly murdered between 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm last Sunday at his country home in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State.

It was gathered that the APC faithful was shot by his assailants in his residence at Agbarho shortly after he returned from an outing.

Community sources said that the deceased was the Chairman of a pro-APC Support Group, known as the Achievers Group, in Agbarho.

It was learnt that the deceased , shortly after he returned home from an outing received a “friendly” call which made him to step out of his compound only to be shot severally by yet to be identified gunmen.

The source disclosed that the shots did not penetrate the body of the deceased which made his assailants to drag him to a nearby bush where he was axed severally leading to his death.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Edafe Bright, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the incident, noting that three suspects have been apprehended in connection with the gruesome murder.

“Confirmed, we are still investigating, so far three suspect have been arrested,” he said.

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