- By Steve Seigha, Warri
The mysterious killing of Izanzan camp spokesman Comrade Famous Believe Wonikiri-ebi by gunmen has been concretely traced to assasination following Daily Watch explicit facts finding visit to the scene of crime investigation (SCI) on Wednesday.at Onos School road, Udu LGA, Warri Delta state.
Daily Watch visited the scene of the crime disguised and carried its investigation after taking a special briefing from the Delta state commissioner of police, Mr. Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa on possible clue to the actual cause of the death of the Ijaw youth leader, Comrade Famous Believe Wonikiri-ebi.
Delta Commissioner of police Mr. Hafiz Inuwa had earlier appealed for cooperation from the press to work with the state police command to fight crime, especially the Ijaw youth leader murder to leave no stone unturned to unravel the mystery behind the sudden horrible death by gunmen.
Delta CP assured that the murderers will not go free from the wrath of the law as the law wouldl fall on them soon to act as a deterrent to others.
The police boss said his Area Commander and the DPO in the area have attributed the cause of the death as armed robbery attack. But said, he was not yet satisfied that investigation is still ongoing to get further clue to the exact cause of the killing.and make arrest and prosecute them.
When Daily Watch crime investigative team visited the scene of the crime and spoke with a woman who identified herself as Mrs Rose Bekpe (not real name) at Onos School road in front of his wife’s beer palour at Udu road, told our crime investigators ‘ I saw four youths walked into his wife’s beer palour and sat down, waited for some time, I did not take exact duration before Mr. Famous drove in.
”Immediately he arrived , the killers walked towards his car while he was still inside the car. One of them knocked at his driver’s side door glass with confidence, calling on him to come down and join them When he came down I heard them speakinig Ijaw language. From their action,, it appears Famous knew them very well. Although, the voices were quite high. But I didn’t understand what was all about because I did not understand Ijaw language, In the ensuing hot argument , one of them brought out a locally made pistol and opened fire at Mr. Famous in the neck and he fell at the spot.
” The gun sound scared everybody to run for safety. I also ran before I stopped which I saw them dragged Mr.Famous on the tarred road. They drove his own Camry car to climbed him to ensure he is completely dead without rescue and sped off with the car to an unknown destination” the eye wiitness told Daily Watch.
Asked, where was his wife and whether they were drinking beer while waiting for their assailant?
Mrs Bekpe replied ” Famous wife was at the back of the beer palour with some of his brothers. Also, they were not drinking. But were only sitting while waiting for late Believe. They are Ijaw youths who were speaking Ijaw language with him and their talk was not more than twenty minutes before one of them shot him in the neck” She retorted.while Daily Watch voice recorder was put on inside breast pocket.
When Daily Watch spoke with family elder member and an elder brother to the slained Ijaw youth, Hon. Sule Austin who expressed shock over the gruesome and barbaric murder of his younger brother. He appealed to the Delta state police commissioner and other relevant law enforcement agencies to track down the killers to face the wrath of the law.
Daily Watch also gathered thst late Famous Believe’s home town,,Polobobo community in Egbema in Warri North LGA, Delta state had witnessed similar gruesome gun killing of different victims without trace, with Famous making the third record.in recent years.