By Steve Seigha, Warri
Tension in Warri as gunmen on Monday evening have shot dead Comrade Famous Belief Wonikiri-eb, the spokesman of iIjaw Interest Advocate aka Izanzan camp in front of his wife’s shop in Udu road, Udu LGA, Warri Delta State.
Our source said Comrade Belief was being traced to his wife shop and shot him at the neck. The gunmen also drove his parked car away which he purchased few months ago to an unknown destination.
”The National Spokesman of IIA; Izanzan Intellectual Camp, Comrd. Famous Belief Wonikiri-ebi has been shot dead by gunmen at Onos School Road, Udu Road this evening.
”The gunmen traced him to his wife store, shot him at the neck and also drove his car away that he bought recently. Belief died at the hospital where they were giving him first aide”’ Our source who never wanted to be quoted told Daily Watch on phone.
When contacted the commissioner of Police, Delta State Mr. Hafiz Inuwa said,”I heard about it. We(Police) heard about it” saying, the Police had just commenced investigation into the matter.
According to CP Inuwa,”Since when I got the information, we discussed with the Area Commander and DPO of the area with a view to gather more information as to what happened, what was the motive they had behind his killing and what have you.
“It’s just too early to comment on what led to the killing and what we are doing.
” But we actually heard about it that, he was shot and died in hospital and the people who shot him, we learnt they took away his car after shooting him. One Toyota Camry.
“So, we are just going about it with a view to see what happened but it’s a case of armed robbery that we learnt. It’s like when they met him, he struggled with his assailants before they shot him. That’s the information we heard but we are now treating it as a case of armed robbery and murder and God willing, we will get to the root of the matter.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya who back also confirmed the report.
She said,”They said the man was shot yesterday night. That they wanted to seize his vehicle and he resisted and they shot him.”