Monday, 22 May 2017

Cultists kill 26-year-old in Bayelsa

Suspected cultists have gunned down a victim identified as Jackson Olali, 26, along Tombia Road, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

The gunmen were said to have shot their victim at about 10:30pm on Saturday creating panic at a junction close to a popular hotel in the area.

Family sources, who described the victim as a peace-loving man, said Olali was on his way to charge his mobile phone following power when the incident occurred.

“We saw some armed young boys invade the place where the deceased was charging his mobile phone.And there was argument. One of the armed men came from behind and shot him in the head”, a source, who spoke in confidence said.

Also, a 26-year-old girl identified as Debora Eteh was attacked with acid along Tombia road by a suspected jealous lover identified as Suoyonye Harry

A source, who spoke in confidence said: “We learnt that they were both lovers and had a major disagreement. The victim was said to have pulled out of the relationship and relocated to the Bayelsa state capital.”

“The suspect Suotonye Harry traced his victim from Port Harcourt down to yenagoa, before perfecting the evil act by bathing is victim Deborah Eteh with substance suspected to be acid.‎”

But residents in the area were said to have apprehended the suspect and handed him over to the Akenfa Police station and took the victim to the Federal Medical Centre.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat said he was yet to be fully briefed on the incidents.

(The Nation)

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